Central Area

Area Contact Information

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

Area Staff:
Tim Schuster, Program Director

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

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Owensville Local Bowling Tournament

December 9 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
1011 MO-19
Owensville, MO 65066 United States

Owensville Local Bowling Tournament.  For more information contact Tim Schuster at schuster@somo.org  

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Central Area Basketball Tournament Jefferson City

January 14, 2023

Central Area Basketball Tournament at Blair Oaks School District, SOMO Training for Life Campus and one more location TBD.  For more information contact Tim Schuster at schuster@somo.org

Basketball

Central Area Unified Champion Schools Basketball Tournament

February 3, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

School aged Unified Teams are invited to compete in a Basketball Tournament at the Special Olympics Missouri Training for Life Campus. 9:30-1:30 Contact Emma Thomas, thomas@somo.org for more information.

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Polar Plunge – Lake of the Ozarks

February 25, 2023

We are hosting 28th annual Polar Plunge at the Lake of the Ozarks on Feb. 25, 2023. More information coming soon!

2019 KC Run In

Columbia Polar Plunge

March 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
3101 Bass Pro Dr.
Columbia, MO 65202 United States

Join us at the Columbia Polar Plunge on March 11, 2023 at Bass Pro Shops Lake. More information to come.

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Central Area Track Meet Waynesville

April 18, 2023

Central area track meet Waynesville.  For more information contact Tim Schuster at schuster@somo.org

Central Area blog posts

ALPs University Fall 2022

ALPs University provides leadership training to Special Olympics Missouri athletes

JEFFERSON CITY – 21 Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) athletes had an amazing opportunity to learn about leadership at ALPs University, Sept. 23-25 at the Training for Life Campus (TLC). ALPs…

ALPs University Fall 2022

SOMO Weekend Recap: Sept. 22-25, 2022

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Sept. 22-25, 2022! Thursday, Sept. 22 The Fatima volleyball team raised $1,800 for Special Olympics…

Cortez Jackson - State Outdoor Games 2021

Special Olympics Missouri to host State Outdoor Games in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY — The 2022 Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) State Outdoor Games will bring around 1,100 athletes, coaches, volunteers and Unified partners from across the state to Jefferson City, Oct.…

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Mexico Schools Unified Sports Day

JEFFERSON CITY — Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) held a Unified Sports Day along with a Healthy Athletes Medfest at the Special Olympics Missouri Training for Life Campus (TLC) on Wednesday,…

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SOMO Weekend Recap: Sept. 16-18, 2022

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Sept. 16-18, 2022! Friday, Sept. 16 SOMO held its St. Louis Metro Area Golf Tournament…

8th annual Super Hero Bocce Tournament

SOMO hosts 8th annual Super Hero Bocce Tournament

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri hosted the 8th annual Super Hero Bocce Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Training for Life Campus. More than 40 teams participated in…

SOMO athletes Ozzie Smith and Abby Bax pose for a picture with Cardinals legend Ozzie Smith at Eagle Knoll Golf Club on Monday, July 18, 2022.

SOMO athletes welcome golfers at Ozzie Smith’s golf tournament

HARTSBURG – Special Olympics Missouri athletes Sarah Byland and Abby Bax welcomed golfers at Ozzie Smith’s 2nd annual PGA Reach Gateway JC Dodgers & Special Olympics Missouri Golf Classic at…

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SOMO athlete works for CBS Sports at PGA TOUR event

SILVIS, Ill. – Within the sports television industry, golf is widely considered to be one of the most difficult sports to put on the air. It takes a complete team…

Gary Brimer Sports Camp

SOMO athletes learn new skills at 26th annual Gary Brimer Sports Camp

JEFFERSON CITY – 51 Special Olympics Missouri athletes made lifelong memories at the 26th annual Gary Brimer Sports Camp, June 26 through July 1, at the Training for Life Campus.…

SOMO athlete Abby Bax and staff members Susan Shaffer and Luke Lamb had the chance to go on News Radio KWOS's coaches show on Saturday, June 18. The three spoke about Team Missouri's recent trip to the Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, Fla. They also previewed the upcoming State Outdoor Games in Jefferson City, Oct. 7-9!

SOMO representatives interview with News Radio KWOS

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – SOMO athlete Abby Bax and staff members Susan Shaffer and Luke Lamb had the chance to go on News Radio KWOS’s coaches show on Saturday, June…

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