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

Alex Jones, Development 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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2024 State Summer Games

May 31 @ 8:00 am - June 2 @ 1:00 pm
Columbia, MO United States

Our 2024 State Summer Games will be held May 31 to June 2 in Columbia, Mo. This year’s Summer Games will feature four sports: volleyball, track and field, powerlifting and…

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Gary Brimer Sports Camp

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - June 21 @ 11:00 am

Our 2024 Gary Brimer Sports Camp will be held June 16-21, 2024, at the Training for Life Campus in Jefferson City! For more information, visit somo.org/camp

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Special Olympics Night with the Jefferson City Renegades

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1309 Missouri Blvd
Jefferson City, MO 65109 United States

The Jefferson City Renegades have partnered with us for a Special Olympics Game! Buy your tickets and have an awesome night!

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State Pickleball Tournament

July 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
525 Ellis Blvd
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

The SOMO State Pickleball Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2024, at the Firley YMCA in Jefferson City. For more information, visit somo.org/statepickleball.

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Camp Courage

August 1 @ 8:00 am - August 3 @ 11:00 am
305 Special Olympics Drive
Jefferson City, MO - Missouri 65101

Our first-ever Camp Courage will be held August 1-3, 2024, at the Training for Life Campus. For more information, visit somo.org/camp

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East Softball Regional

August 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are hosting our East Softball Regional on Saturday, August 3 in Afton Missouri from 8 AM – 5 PM at the Afton Sports Complex

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West Softball Regional

August 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are hosting our West Softball Regional on Saturday, August 24 in Lee Summit Missouri from 8 AM – 5 PM at the Frank White  Sports Complex

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10th Annual Superhero Bocce Tournament

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
305 Special Olympics Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

Join us for the 10th Annual Superhero Bocce Unified event on September 7, 2024 where Community teams join Special Olympics Missouri Athletes on the field! Flight play begins at 9…

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State Soccer Tournament

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, 65101 United States

The SOMO State Soccer Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Training for Life Campus. For more information, visit somo.org/statesoccer. 

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2024 State Outdoor Games

October 11 @ 8:00 am - October 13 @ 1:00 pm

Our 2024 State Outdoor Games will be held Oct. 11-13 in Jefferson City, Mo. This year’s Outdoor Games will feature five sports: bocce, golf, tennis, softball and flag football. For…

Central Area blog posts

ALPs group photo Spring 2023

SOMO athletes flourish during ALPs University Weekend

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) hosted its semi-annual ALPs University Weekend at the Training for Life Campus, March 31 through April 2. ALPs stands for Athlete Leadership Programs.…

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SOMO athletes shine at State Indoor Games in St. Charles

ST. CHARLES – The 2023 Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) State Indoor Games brought more than 1,500 athletes, coaches, volunteers and Unified partners from across the state to St. Charles, March…

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SOMO Sum Ups: March 21-27

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from March 21-27, 2023! Laquey Local Basketball Tournament- Tuesday, March 21 This basketball tournament took place…

MASC 75th anniversary convention 2023

Poplar Bluff earns School of Character Award of Merit for second straight year

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri presented its 2023 School of Character Awards at the 75th annual Missouri Association of Student Councils Convention at Jefferson City High School on March…

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SOMO Sum Ups: March 14-20

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from March 14-20, 2023! Young Athlete Program- Wednesday, March 15 Special Olympics Young Athletes is an…

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SOMO recognizes standout health volunteers with Golisano Health Leadership Awards

The Golisano Health Leadership Award is the highest honor that Special Olympics awards in health to organizations and individuals. The award recognizes individuals and organizations making significant contributions to Special Olympics’…

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SOMO’s 2023 Polar Plunges raise nearly $900,000

Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is excited to announce our 11 Polar Plunges of 2023 have raised nearly $900,000! And there’s still time to donate at somo.org/plunge! In total, 2,580 brave…

Columbia Polar Plunge

RELEASE: 16th Annual Columbia Polar Plunge raises more than $61,000 for SOMO

COLUMBIA – The 16th Annual Columbia Polar Plunge on March 11 at Bass Pro Shops Lake was a splashing success, raising $61,005.96 to date. A total 203 brave men and…

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SOMO Sum Ups: March 7-13

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from March 7-13, 2023! Young Athlete Program-Southwest Early Childhood- Tuesday, March 7, Wednesday, March 8 and…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Feb. 28- March 6

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Feb. 28- March 6, 2023! Unified Intramural Basketball- Tuesday, Feb. 28 A night of Unified…

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