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 Polar Plunge Columbia

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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 Missouri athletes by walking, running or crawling into the frigid winter waters. In…

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Laquey Local Basketball Tournament

March 12
27600 Hwy AA
Laquey, MO 65534 United States

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

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State Indoor Games

March 15 @ 8:00 am - March 16 @ 6:00 pm

The 2024 State Indoor Games will take place in St. Charles, MO from March 15-16, 2024. For the most updated schedule, visit somo.org/indoorgames. For more information contact Luke Lamb at…

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2024 Central Area Duck Pluck

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Buy a duck for a chance to win! 5 ducks will be selected at random for a prize. Follow us on Facebook for the LIVE drawing. Website link to come!

Community Care Celebration 2024

Community Care Celebration 2024

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
305 Special Olympics Drive
Jefferson City, MO - Missouri 65101

Join us for our Community Care Celebration! It will be a day of fun and Health Screenings at the Training for Life Campus. We will be hosting a community event…

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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

Central Area blog posts

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SOMO Sum Ups: Jan. 23-28

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Jan. 23-28, 2024! Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for the new year!…

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RELEASE: SOMO gets ready for 29th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Polar Plunge and Polar Bear Strut 5k

LAKE OF THE OZARKS – The 29th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Polar Plunge and Polar Bear Strut 5k will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24.  Brave men and women…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Jan. 16-22

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Jan. 16-22, 2024! Training for Life Campus (TLC) Events TLC events are back for the new year! Check…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Jan. 9-15

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Jan. 9-15, 2024! Training for Life Campus (TLC) Events: Tuesday, Jan. 9 through Friday, Jan. 12.…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Jan. 2-8

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Jan. 2-8, 2022!

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RELEASE: SOMO preps for 21st annual Lake Saint Louis Polar Plunge

LAKE SAINT LOUIS – The 21st Annual Lake Saint Louis Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024. Brave men and women from around the area will don…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Dec. 12 – 18

Training for Life Campus (TLC) Weekly Events and Classes: Dec. 12-15 The previous week at the Training for Life Campus was a delightful blend of enjoyment and education, setting the stage…

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Tipton and Camdenton Unified basketball teams compete at 2023 Norm Stewart Classic

COLUMBIA – Two Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) Unified basketball teams had the opportunity to kickoff the 2023 Norm Stewart Classic on Thursday, Dec. 7. Tipton’s Unified basketball team played 3-on-3…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Nov. 28- Dec. 4

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Nov. 28- Dec. 4, 2023! Training for Life Campus Weekly Events and Classes: Nov. 28- Dec. 1 This past week was another…

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SOMO honors law enforcement excellence and reveals 2023 Drive it Home Raffle winner at LETR luncheon

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) celebrated another successful year of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) with a celebration luncheon at the Training for Life Campus on Friday,…

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