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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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 — CANCELED

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

This event has been canceled. 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

Central Area Bocce Tournament

August 10
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, 65101 United States

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

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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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Driving Fore Inclusion Golf Tournament

September 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
14005 Redfield Dr.
Eugene, MO 66213 United States

Join Us for a Golf Tournament Supporting Special Olympics Missouri! We are excited to invite you to our upcoming fundraising golf tournament on Thursday, September 5, at the beautiful Redfield…

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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…

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2024 Central Area Ladies Night Out

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
305 Special Olympics Drive
Jefferson City, MO - Missouri 65101

Join us for the 10th Annual Central Area Ladies Night Out Event! Tickets are $40 each or $300 for a Table of 8

Central Area blog posts

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SOMO athletes excel at State Indoor Games

ST. CHARLES – The 2024 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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Shamrock Run 2024: A Spirited Success!

The annual Shamrock Run event, held this year with an abundance of enthusiasm, camaraderie, and green-themed outfits, proved to be yet another fantastic occasion for the community. Participants from all…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Mar. 12-18

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from March 12-18 Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for the new year!…

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RELEASE: 17th Annual Columbia Polar Plunge raises more than $56,000 for SOMO

COLUMBIA – The 17th Annual Columbia Polar Plunge on March 9 at Bass Pro Shops was a splashing success, raising more than $56,000 to date. A total 193 brave men…

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SOMO Sum Ups: March 5-11

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from March 5-11! Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for the new year! Check…

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Jersey Mike’s to support SOMO during 14th Annual Month of Giving

Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is joining forces with 3 Jersey Mike’s Subs in Missouri for the 14th Annual March “Month of Giving” campaign to support local charities. During the month of March, customers…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Feb. 27 – March 4

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Feb. 27 to March 4! Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for…

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RELEASE: 29th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Polar Plunge raises $272,800 for SOMO

LAKE OF THE OZARKS – The 29th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Polar Plunge this past Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Lake of the Ozarks was a splashing success, raising…

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SOMO Sum-Ups: Feb. 19-26

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Feb. 19-26! Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for the new year! Check…

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SOMO Unified basketball teams shine at Zou Jam

COLUMBIA – Four Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) Unified basketball teams competed at the Zou Jam NIRSA Regional Championship at the MizzouRec on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024. SOMO has statewide partnership…

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