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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2024 Polar Plunge Columbia

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3101 Bass Pro Dr.
Columbia, MO 65202 United States

This “unbearable” event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics Missouri athletes by walking, running or crawling into the frigid winter waters. In…

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Laquey Local Basketball Tournament

March 12
27600 Hwy AA
Laquey, MO 65534 United States

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

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State Indoor Games

March 15 @ 8:00 am - March 16 @ 6:00 pm

The 2024 State Indoor Games will take place in St. Charles, MO from March 15-16, 2024. For the most updated schedule, visit somo.org/indoorgames. For more information contact Luke Lamb at…

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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. Website link to come!

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

Central Area blog posts

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SOMO Sum Ups: June 19-26

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from June 19-26. Gary Brimer Sports Camp: June 18-23 68 Special Olympics Missouri athletes, including 33…

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Charlie Phillips captures the heart of the world in Berlin

BERLIN – Charlie Phillips made a name for himself at the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023. His inspiring attitude, determination and never-give-up mindset culminated in three silver medals and…

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SOMO hosts fun-filled 27th Annual Gary Brimer Sports Camp at Training for Life Campus

JEFFERSON CITY – 68 Special Olympics Missouri athletes, including 33 newcomers, had an amazing experience at the 27th Annual Gary Brimer Sports Camp at the Training for Life Campus, June…

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SOMO Sum Ups: June 12-19

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from June 12-19. MASC Summer Leadership Workshop: June 11-16 SOMO teamed up with the Missouri Association…

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MASC and SOMO join forces at summer leadership workshop in Fulton

FULTON – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) teamed up with the Missouri Association of Student Councils (MASC) for a week full of leadership training at the MASC Summer Leadership Workshop at…

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RELEASE: SOMO to host 27th Annual Gary Brimer Sports Camp at the Training for Life Campus

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri is so excited to host its 27th Annual Gary Brimer Sports Camp at the Training for Life Campus, June 18-23. 68 campers from across…

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SOMO Sum Ups: May 30-June 11

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from May 30 to June 11. State Summer Games: June 2-4 From setting personal records to…

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SOMO puts on unforgettable State Summer Games in Columbia

COLUMBIA – From setting personal records to rocking it out at the dance, Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) athletes made the most of their time at the 2023 State Summer Games.…

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SOMO Sum Ups: May 23-29

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from May 23-29, 2023! Law Enforcement Torch Run- May 23-26 The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)…

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SOMO Sum Ups: May 16-22

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from May 16-22, 2023! Central Area Movie Night- Tuesday, May 16 We started the week with…

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