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

2021 Polar Bear Strut logo

LOZ Polar Bear Strut

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 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 running/walking/rolling into the frigid winter air. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri.…

2021 Polar Plunge logo with a Jurassic Park theme

LOZ Polar Plunge

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This “unbearable” event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by plunging into the frigid winter waters. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri.…

2021 Polar Plunge logo

VIRTUAL Rolla Plunge

March 6

We have made a difficult decision to move the Rolla Polar Plunge to a VIRTUAL event for 2021. Unfortunately with the restrictions in place and the fact that so many…

2021 Polar Bear Strut logo

Polar Bear Strut 5K/10K- Rolla

March 6 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This “unbearable” event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by walking, running or strutting a 5K or 10K into the frigid…

2021 Polar Plunge logo with a Jurassic Park theme

Columbia Polar Plunge

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
3101 Bass Pro Dr.
Columbia, MO 65202 United States

This “unbearable” event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by plunging into the frigid winter waters. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri.…

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

Super Hero Bocce Tournament

August 21
MO United States

Details coming soon!

Central Area blog posts

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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