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Area Contact Information

305 Special Olympics Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-635-1660
Fax: 573-635-8233

Counties served:
Audrain, Benton, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Chariton, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Gasconade, Henry, Howard, Johnson, Lafayette, Macon, Maries, Marion, Miller, Moniteau, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Osage, Pettis, Phelps, Pulaski, Ralls, Randolph, Saline, and Texas

Central Area events

An athlete releases a bocce ball to roll down a turf field with many other bocce courts in the background

Super Senior Bocce Tournament

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
305 Special Olympics Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

Form a 2 – 4 person team and have a Special Olympics Missouri athlete join your team.  Play in rotation play.  Meet an athlete, hear their story, share stories, new…

Three athletes wearing "Super Hero Bocce" shirts pose for a group photo

Super Hero Bocce Tournament

August 28 @ 10:00 am
305 Special Olympics Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

Form a 2 – 4 person team and have a Special Olympics Missouri athlete join your team.  Play in rotation play.  Bracket play begins at 10:00 a.m. Meet an athlete,…

Athlete-leaders and mentors work on writing speeches during an Athlete leadership class

Athlete Leadership University

September 10 - September 12
305 Special Olympics Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

Sept. 10-12, 2021 at the Training for Life Campus in Jefferson City Athlete Leadership programs (ALPs) provides training for athletes who wish to expand their role in Special Olympics Missouri…

Central Area blog posts

A group of athletes and volunteers pose for a photo on a track in front of a banner

‘Unified Days’ kick off Return to Play activities

By DILLEN MAYFIELD Festus High School Festus High School Student Council hosted a Unified Track day for their entire district on April 15, culminating several months of planning. I went…

Gary Brimer wears a smiley face sticker and a bandana while smiling at the camera

Gary Brimer’s legacy

On Friday, November 20, 2020, Gary Brimer passed away after a battle with cancer. He left a legacy behind that includes the biggest heart for our athletes, building the SOMO…

An aerial photo of a corn maze with the Special Olympics globe logo and a torch

Midway Golf & Games creates Special Olympics Missouri corn maze

For the first time ever, Midway Golf and Games has decided to add a corn maze to the number of attractions they provide during the Fall season. This year, they…

Athlete poses with volunteer holding an award

Lou Holtmann named SOMO Volunteer of Year, others honored

All of the volunteers below were recognized for their outstanding contributions to Special Olympics Missouri from their respective areas at the SOMO Annual Awards Luncheon Oct. 19 in Columbia. Each year, Special…

SOMO staff poses with students and holds up a big check

Laura Speed Elliott Middle School students raise money for Special Olympics through coin wars

On May 22, an EF3 tornado tore through Jefferson City, destroying our athletic field and damaging the roof and most interior spaces at the Training for Life Campus. Due to…

Young athlete laying on belly under a parachute and looking up while smiling

The Impact of Young Athletes

 Editor’s note: This session of Young Athletes concluded in early May 2019. On May 22, an EF3 tornado tore through Jefferson City, destroying our athletic field and damaging the roof…

Athlete gives tour of the Training for Life Campus

Special Olympics Missouri Athlete Finds A “Place to Belong”

Inspired by our mission, SOMO offers programs that cultivate the whole athlete on and off the sports field. It’s easy to see that lives can’t help but be changed through…

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