Central Area

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

Young Athlete Program- Special Learning Center

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

Young Athlete Program- Special Learning Center

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

Young Athlete Program- Special Learning Center

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States
Bowling

Central Area Bowling Tournament – Salem

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
1201B E Scenic Rivers Blvd.
Salem, 65560 United States

Salem Bowling Tournament – For More Information contact Central Area Program Director Tim Schuster at schuster@somo.org

Young Athlete Program- Special Learning Center

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

Young Athlete Program- Special Learning Center

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States
Shiver Head

Jefferson City Power Hour

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
High Street & Madison
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

This “unbearable” event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by walking, running or crawling into the frigid winter waters that Missouri…

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Lake of the Ozarks Polar Plunge

February 26, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

This “unbearable” event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by walking, running or crawling into the frigid winter waters. In 2021,…

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Lake of the Ozarks Polar Bear Strut

February 26, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
711 Public Road
Osage Beach, MO 65065 United States

This “unbearable” event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by walking, running, rolling, or crawling in this race. Participants must raise…

2022 Polar Bear Strut logo

Rolla Polar Bear Strut

March 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rolla,

This “unbearable” event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by walking, running or crawling into the frigid winter air. In 2021,…

Central Area blog posts

A volunteer pours smoothies for a group of athletes watching on

Selection Camp, celebration on tap

Two historic events converge Saturday, June 26, at Special Olympics Missouri’s (SOMO) Training for Life Campus at 305 Special Olympics Drive in Jefferson City.

Sixteen-year-old Taylor Finch of Montgomery City competed her way to a gold medal at the Hermann Area Track and Field Competition.

‘Can’t’: It’s just like cursing

HERMANN – The Finch family from Montgomery City encourages freedom of expression. Just don’t say “can’t.”

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…

Matt LaCaille stands in front of the dental exam room at Special Olympics Missouri's Training for Life Campus.

SOMO wows Knights of Columbus

By JODIE JACKSON JR. | Special Olympics Missouri JEFFERSON CITY – Seeing really was believing for Matt LaCaille and a hundred or so other Knights of Columbus members who recently…

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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