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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Game Night

April 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
15 Business Loop 70 E
Columbia, MO 65203

Join us for an exciting game night this Sunday at 4! There will be pizza, and the Love Coffee kitchen will be open for any additional drinks or treats you’d…

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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.

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

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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

Central Area blog posts

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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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RELEASE: SOMO to celebrate law enforcement heroes and reveal Drive it Home Raffle winner this Friday

JEFFERSON CITY – The excitement is building as Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) prepares to host the highly anticipated 2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Celebration Lunch at the prestigious Training…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Nov. 13-20

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Nov. 13-20, 2023! Training for Life Campus Weekly Events and Classes: November 14-17 We have been loving the Training for Life Campus November…

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RELEASE: SOMO inducts 2023 Hall of Fame Class and announces annual award winners

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) inducted its 2023 Hall of Fame Class and honored several of its most outstanding athletes, coaches, volunteers and financial partners at the 2023…

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SOMO hosts Inclusive Youth Leadership Summit at Training for Life Campus

JEFFERSON CITY – Four Missouri schools traveled to the Training for Life Campus for an Inclusive Youth Leadership Summit on Thursday, Nov. 16. Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) was so excited…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Nov. 7-13

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from November 7-13, 2023! Training for Life Campus Weekly Events and Classes: November 7-10 We have been loving the Training for Life…

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RELEASE: SOMO to induct 2023 Hall of Fame Class and recognize annual award winners at 2023 Awards Banquets

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) will induct its 2023 Hall of Fame Class and honor several of its most outstanding athletes, coaches, volunteers and financial partners at the…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Oct. 24-30

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from October 24-30, 2023! Training for Life Campus Weekly Events and Classes: October 24-27 Last week was the last full week of October events at the Training for Life Campus. Thank…

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SOMO Sum Ups: October 17-23

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from October 17-23, 2023! Training for Life Campus Weekly Events and Classes: October 17-20 Last week was another great week of Training for Life Campus events! Be sure to attend our…

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