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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Carrollton Local Track Meet

September 30
300 East 9th St.
Carrollton, MO 64633 United States

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

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2022 State Outdoor Games

October 7 - October 9

Sports: Bocce, Flag Football, Golf, Tennis, and Softball Venues: Blair Oaks High School, Jefferson City High School, Oak Hills Golf Course, Capital City High School, and Binder Sports Complex For…

Track

Odessa Local Track Meet

October 12
713 S 3rd Street
Odessa, MO 64076 United States

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

SOMO Strikers

Strikers for SOMO Bowling Tournament

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
2017 Christy Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

Our first-ever Strikers for SOMO Bowling Tournamant will be held at Strikers Bowling Lanes, 2017 Christy Drive in Jefferson City. This is a Unified event, pairing SOMO athletes with intellectual disabilities…

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Denim and Diamonds

October 20 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

Join us at the Training for Life Campus for the 8th annual Demin and Diamonds Ladies Night Out! If you have any questions, please email Krista at, evans@somo.org. To register…

Track

South Callaway Local Track Meet

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
10135 State Rd C
Mokane, MO 65059 United States

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

Flag Football

Central Area Unified Champion Schools Flag Football Tournament

October 27 @ 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 Flag Football 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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Central Area Bowling Tournament Salem

November 14 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
1201B E Scenic Rivers Blvd.
Salem, 65560 United States

Central Area Bowling Tournament in Salem Missouri.  For more information contact Tim Schuster at schuster@somo.org

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Central Area Bowling Tournament

December 3
1508 N Providence Rd
Columbia, MO 65203 United States

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

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Lexington Local Basketball Tournament

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
2309 Aull Ln
Lexington, MO 64067 United States

Featuring Team Skills and Individual Skills

Central Area blog posts

Shaffer At The Finish Line

SOMO to host 26th annual Gary Brimer Sports Camp

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri is so excited to host its 26th annual Gary Brimer Sports Camp at the Training for Life Campus, June 26 through July 1. 51…

Two SOMO volleyball teams shake hands at the State Summer Games at the MizzouRec on Friday, May 20, 2022 in Columbia, Mo.

SOMO hosts successful State Summer Games in Columbia

COLUMBIA – Special Olympics Missouri hosted its State Summer Games May 20-22 in Columbia. It was SOMO’s first full three-day event since 2018. “SOMO has been through so much these…

SOMO athlete Lynna Hodgson competes at the State Summer Games  on June 5, 2021 at Hickman High School in Columbia, Mo.

SOMO to hold State Summer Games in Columbia May 20-22

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The 2022 Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games will bring around 1,000 athletes, coaches, volunteers and unified partners from across the state to Columbia May 20-22. The…

A SOMO athlete from Jefferson City High School receives a physical at the Training for Life Campus in Jefferson City, Mo. on Friday, April 22, 2022.

SOMO to host first-ever Health and Fitness Fair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Special Olympics Missouri is proud to host its first-ever Health and Fitness Fair on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Training for Life…

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Selection Camp, celebration on tap

Two historic events converge Saturday, June 26, at Special Olympics Missouri’s (SOMO) Training for Life Campus at 305 Special Olympics Drive in Jefferson City.

Sixteen-year-old Taylor Finch of Montgomery City competed her way to a gold medal at the Hermann Area Track and Field Competition.

‘Can’t’: It’s just like cursing

HERMANN – The Finch family from Montgomery City encourages freedom of expression. Just don’t say “can’t.”

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‘Unified Days’ kick off Return to Play activities

By DILLEN MAYFIELD Festus High School Festus High School Student Council hosted a Unified Track day for their entire district on April 15, culminating several months of planning. I went…

Matt LaCaille stands in front of the dental exam room at Special Olympics Missouri's Training for Life Campus.

SOMO wows Knights of Columbus

By JODIE JACKSON JR. | Special Olympics Missouri JEFFERSON CITY – Seeing really was believing for Matt LaCaille and a hundred or so other Knights of Columbus members who recently…

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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…

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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…

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