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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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

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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…

Central Area blog posts

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SOMO hosts successful Fall ALPs University Weekend

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) hosted another successful Fall ALPs University Weekend, Sept. 22-24, 2023 at the Training for Life Campus. “I like to help people, which is…

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RELEASE: Genice Fisher to be inducted into SOMO Hall of Fame

COLUMBIA – Longtime Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) supporter Genice Fisher is headed to the SOMO Hall of Fame! She found out during a surprise announcement at Hickman High School on…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Sept. 12-18

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from September 12-18, 2023! Training for Life Campus Music Class: Tuesday, September 12 During our music class, groups may…

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RELEASE: SOMO seeks volunteers for State Outdoor Games in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY – The 2023 Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) State Outdoor Games will bring more than 1,000 athletes, coaches, volunteers and Unified partners from across the state to Jefferson City,…

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SOMO hosts 9th Annual Super Hero Bocce Tournament

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) hosted the 9th annual Super Hero Bocce Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Training for Life Campus. More than 30 teams participated…

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SOMO Sum Ups: August 22-28

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from August 22-28, 2023. Training for Life Campus Music Class: Tuesday, August 22 During our music…

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Shaquille O’Neal visits with Special Olympics Missouri Hall of Fame athletes

COLUMBIA – NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal visited with two Special Olympics Missouri legends on Thursday, August 24 in Columbia! He met SOMO Hall of Famers Sarah Byland and Shirlene Treadwell…

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SOMO Sum Ups: August 15-21

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from August 15-21, 2023. Training for Life Campus Open Gym: August 15, 16, 18, 19 The…

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SOMO Sum Ups: August 8-14

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from August 8-14, 2023 SOMO Night at the Springfield Cardinals Game: August 11 We had two…

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SOMO Sum Ups: August 1-7

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from August 1-7, 2023 Central Area Softball Tournament: August 1 Our Central Area Softball Tournament was…

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