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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Open Gym Basketball Shoot Around

January 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

OPEN GYM BASKETBALL COME SHOOT AROUND WITH US! SHOOT SOME HOOPS AND HAVE SOME FUN!

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Cops on Top – Boonville

February 3 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 pm

Please join the Dept. of Corrections as they take to the roof of C & R Market in Boonville – to raise awareness and funds for the SOMO athletes.  They…

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Central Area Unified Champion Schools Basketball Tournament

February 3 @ 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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Tip-A-Cop at Texas Roadhouse Jefferson City

February 15 @ 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
3104 S Ten Mile Dr
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

Please make plans to join the Algoa Correctional Center and the Jefferson City Police Department as they become your servers for the evening!

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Jefferson City – Cops on Top

February 16 @ 6:00 am - February 17 @ 12:00 pm
610 Bolivar St.
Jefferson City, 65109 United States

Officers from the Jefferson City area Law Enforcement agencies will take to the roof of the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, from Thursday, February 16 at 6am thru Friday, February 17 at…

Osage Beach Cops On Top 2023

Osage Beach Cops on Top

February 17 @ 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
997 Hwy D
Osage Beach, Missouri 65065

Osage Beach Police Officers, along with our friends from Mix 92.7, will take to the roof of HyVee Fast & Fresh, in Osage Beach, on Friday February 17 from 6…

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Polar Plunge – Lake of the Ozarks

February 25

We are hosting 28th annual Polar Plunge at the Lake of the Ozarks on Feb. 25, 2023. All plunger’s must raise a minimum of $75 by Plunge date. Day of…

Lexington Local Basketball - Dec. 2022

Russellville Local Basketball Tournament

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
13600 Rt. C
Russellville, MO 65074 United States

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

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Laquey Local Basketball Tournament

March 8 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
27600 Hwy AA
Laquey, MO 65534 United States

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

2019 KC Run In

Columbia Polar Plunge

March 11 @ 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.

Central Area blog posts

The Missouri School for the Deaf visited the Training for Life Campus on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022.

Missouri School for the Deaf students spend day at Training for Life Campus

JEFFERSON CITY – More than a dozen students from the Missouri School for the Deaf visited The Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) Training for Life Campus on Wednesday, Dec. 5! The…

Southeast Area Bowling Tournament

SOMO Weekend Recap: Dec. 2-4

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Dec. 2-4, 2022! St. Louis Metro Area SSD Unified Bowling Medal Tournament – Friday, Dec.…

A law enforcement member hands out a medal to a Special Olympics Missouri athlete during the 2022 State Outdoor Games in Jefferson City, Mo.

SOMO to announce Drive it Home Raffle winner and honor law enforcement at Law Enforcement Torch Run Celebration Lunch

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is excited to host its 2022 Law Enforcement Torch Run Celebration Lunch at the Training for Life Campus on Friday, Dec. 9. This…

Students at Fulton Public Schools pose for a picture at the Training for Life Campus on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022.

Fulton students spend day at Training for Life Campus

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri hosted about 60 students from Fulton Public Schools at the Training for Life Campus on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Fulton High School student council members…

Charlie Phillips lifts weights at the Special Olympics USA Team Trials in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2022.

SOMO Weekend Recap: Nov. 18-21

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Nov. 18-21, 2022! Southwest Area Bowling – Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 We hosted our Southwest…

Nov. 5, 2022

SOMO Weekend Recap: Nov. 3-6

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Nov. 3-6, 2022! SOMO Unified Flag Football Tournament – Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 Representatives from…

Tipton and Boonville group photo

Tipton and Boonville compete in Unified flag football tournament at Training for Life Campus

JEFFERSON CITY – Representatives from Tipton High School and Boonville High School made the trip to the Training for Life Campus on Thursday to compete in a flag football tournament!…

Fall Tree Sale 2022

SOMO Weekend Recap: Oct. 28-30

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Oct. 28-30! Third Annual Fall Tree Sale – Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 Special Olympics Missouri…

Lynna Hodgson At The Podium

Lynna’s Log: 2022 Leadership Summit

Special Olympics Missouri athlete leader Lynna Hodgson recapped our 2022 Leadership Summit in her blog below! You can check out more of her pictures here. “We met up with Britani…

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Capital City, Eldon and Camdenton compete in Unified flag football tournament at Training for Life Campus

JEFFERSON CITY – Inclusion was on full display at the Training for Life Campus on Thursday, Oct. 29! Teams from Capital City High School, Eldon High School and Camdenton High…

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