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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Hannibal Local Track Meet

April 12 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

For more information contact Tim Schuster at schuster@somo.org

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Central Area Track Meet Waynesville

April 18

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

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Central Area Track Meet Columbia

April 22
4303 South Providence Road
Columbia, MO 65203 United States

For more information contact Tim Schuster at schuster@somo.org

An athlete runs a track and field race in full stride with another athlete following shortly behind

Holden Local Track Meet

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
1901 South Main St.
Holden, MO 64040 United States

For more information contact Tim Schuster at schuster@somo.org

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Hermann Local Track Meet

May 5 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

For more information contact Tim Schuster at schuster@somo.org

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Special Olympics Missouri Health Resource Fair

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
305 Special Olympics Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

It’s time to get healthy with information, resources and giveaways at one location.  This 2nd annual FREE event is here for the community to enjoy! Visit with medical pro’s on…

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State Soccer SOMO Cup

May 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

State Soccer is Back! The 2023 State Soccer SOMO Cup will be held on Saturday, May 13th in Jefferson City Missouri. More details to come. Contact Luke Lamb at lamb@somo.org…

Unified Track Meet At TLC

2023 State Summer Games

June 2 @ 8:00 am - June 4 @ 5:00 pm

The 2023 State Summer Games will take place in Columbia from June 2nd, 2023 through June 4th, 2023.  Times and Locations TBA. For more information contact Luke Lamb at lamb@somo.org

2021 Gary Brimer Sports Camp Final

Gary Brimer Sports Camp

June 18 @ 5:00 pm - June 23 @ 11:00 am
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

Gary Brimer Sports Camp gives athletes a chance to experience several different sports while also learning important life skills. In addition to sports opportunities, athletes have the opportunity to learn…

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State Pickleball Championship

July 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

PICKLEBALL IS HERE! We are excited to hold SOMO’s inaugural State Pickleball Tournament in Jefferson City on Saturday, July 15th, 2023! More details to come. Contact Luke Lamb at lamb@somo.org…

Central Area blog posts

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SOMO Sum Ups: Jan. 24-30

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Jan. 24-30, 2023! Webb City Night of Unity- Thursday, Jan. 26 Junior high and high…

Lake of the Ozarks Polar Plunge 2022

RELEASE: SOMO gets set for 28th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Polar Plunge

OSAGE BEACH – The 28th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Polar Plunge and Polar Bear Strut 5K will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25. Brave men and women from around…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Jan. 16-22

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Jan. 16-22, 2023! Southwest Area Unified 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament- Wednesday, Jan. 18 A…

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Charlie Phillips selected to compete for Special Olympics USA

Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is very excited to announce longtime athlete Charlie Phillips has been officially selected to represent Special Olympics Missouri and Special Olympics USA at the Special Olympics…

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SOMO Weekend Recap: Jan. 9-15

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Jan. 9-15, 2023! Tip-A-Cop – Tuesday, Jan. 10 Eight officers from the Maryville Treatment Center…

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SOMO Weekend Recap: Dec. 14-18

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Dec. 14-18, 2022! Unified Christmas Party – Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 88 students and staff…

Moberly and Mexico's Special Olympics Missouri teams pose for a photo with Norm Stewart at the Norm Stewart Classic on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022 at Mizzou Arena.

SOMO teams compete in Norm Stewart Classic

COLUMBIA – Two Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) basketball teams competed in the 2022 Norm Stewart Classic at Mizzou Arena on Friday, Dec. 16. Moberly and Mexico played in two separate…

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SOMO Weekend Recap: Dec. 8-11

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Dec. 8-11, 2022! Lexington Local Basketball Tournament – Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022 SOMO hosted a…

Joe Peart and Daxton Miller carry the Flame of Hope at the conclusion of the 2022 Law Enforcement Torch Run Celebration Lunch on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022 at the Training for Life Campus.

SOMO announces Drive it Home Raffle winner and honors law enforcement

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) hosted its 2022 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Celebration Lunch at the Training for Life Campus on Friday, Dec. 9. This event helped…

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SOMO announces six area finalists for Drive it Home Raffle

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is one step closer to naming a grand prize winner for the 2022 Drive it Home Raffle! Each of SOMO’s six area offices…

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