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

Tip A Cop Final Logo MISSOURI

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…

A group of Polar Plungers run into the water

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

Young Athlete Program-Southwest Early Childhood

March 6 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

Special Olympics Young Athletes is an early childhood play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities, ages 2 to 7 years old. Young Athletes introduces basic sport skills, like running,…

Young Athletes Program-Southwest Early Childhood

March 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

Special Olympics Young Athletes is an early childhood play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities, ages 2 to 7 years old. Young Athletes introduces basic sport skills, like running,…

Young Athlete Program-Southwest Early Childhood

March 8 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

Special Olympics Young Athletes is an early childhood play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities, ages 2 to 7 years old. Young Athletes introduces basic sport skills, like running,…

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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  

Young Athlete Program-Southwest Early Childhood

March 9 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

Special Olympics Young Athletes is an early childhood play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities, ages 2 to 7 years old. Young Athletes introduces basic sport skills, like running,…

Central Area blog posts

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…

A volunteer pours smoothies for a group of athletes watching on

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.”

A group of athletes and volunteers pose for a photo on a track in front of a banner

‘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…

Gary Brimer wears a smiley face sticker and a bandana while smiling at the camera

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…

An aerial photo of a corn maze with the Special Olympics globe logo and a torch

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…

Athlete poses with volunteer holding an award

Lou Holtmann named SOMO Volunteer of Year, others honored

All of the volunteers below were recognized for their outstanding contributions to Special Olympics Missouri from their respective areas at the SOMO Annual Awards Luncheon Oct. 19 in Columbia. Each year, Special…

SOMO staff poses with students and holds up a big check

Laura Speed Elliott Middle School students raise money for Special Olympics through coin wars

On May 22, an EF3 tornado tore through Jefferson City, destroying our athletic field and damaging the roof and most interior spaces at the Training for Life Campus. Due to…

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