Kansas City Metro Area

Area Contact Information

9150 E 41st Ter, Suite 213
Kansas City, MO 64133
Phone: 816.535.9610
Fax: 816.535.9611

Area Staff:

Meg Ward, Program Director

Christina McDonough Hunt, Development Director

Gabby Buttice, Health & Wellness Coordinator

Allen Tobin, Athlete Leadership Assistant

Counties served:
Bates, Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte

KC Metro Area events

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North Area / KC Metro Flag Football

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1103 Washington St
Weston, 64507 United States

Team entries are due Wednesday July 9th.  Questions?  Contact Mitch Curran: curran@somo.org VOLUNTEERS needed!  REGISTER HERE to volunteer at Area Flag Football!

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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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Creative Sessions with the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

August 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Create artwork for the Picture Me Perfect Art Crawl at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art! There are two creative session options.  Choose one or choose both! Saturday, August 3rd …

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KC Field Day with KPMG

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
1801 White Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64126 United States

Join us for a Field Day with KPMG!  Kickball, Yard Games, Popsicles, Prizes & more!  25 Spot Limit.  Participating Athletes must have active physicals with SOMO. Register HERE!  Questions?  Please…

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KC Metro Lunch & Learn

August 7 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Connect with the KC Metro area and learn more about SOMO!  Whether you are a business, organization, or an individual who is interested in knowing more, please join us for…

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KC Metro/ North Area Golf

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11100 View High Drive
Kansas City, MO 64134 United States

Team entries and physicals due Wednesday, July 17.  Questions? KC Teams – please send rosters to Meg Ward: ward@somo.org North Teams – please send rosters to Mitch Curran: curran@somo.org

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Card Making and Coasters with Coach Sally

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

We hope your join us at the SOMO office for Card Making with Coach Sally! All cards that are made will be featured in the Picture Me Perfect Art Crawl…

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KC Metro Area Bocce

August 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
19310 E 50th Terrace
Independence, MO 64055 United States

Team entries and physical renewals are due Monday, July 22.  Questions?  Contact Meg Ward: ward@somo.org

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Jimmie’s Miles for Medals Dice Run

August 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
3100 NW Jefferson St.
Blue Springs, MO 64015 United States

Click here for more information about this year’s event and to register. Jimmie’s Miles for Medals Dice Run is a motorcycle ride benefiting Special Olympics KC Metro teams. This is…

KC Metro Area blog posts

Nirsa Basketball Tournament at Mizzou 2023

Five Unified basketball teams compete in NIRSA Regional Championship at MizzouRec

COLUMBIA – Five Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) Unified basketball teams from three different universities competed in the Zou Jam NIRSA Regional Championship at the MizzouRec on Saturday, Feb. 18. SOMO…

State Indoor Games 2019

RELEASE: SOMO seeks volunteers for upcoming 2023 State Indoor Games in St. Charles

ST. CHARLES – The 2023 Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) State Indoor Games will bring more than 1,500 athletes, coaches, volunteers and Unified partners from across the state to St. Charles,…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Feb. 14-20

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Feb. 14-20, 2023! Capitol Hill Day- Tuesday, Feb. 14 A group of five delegates from…

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RELEASE: 19th Annual Kansas City Polar Plunge raises $157,094 for Special Olympics Missouri

KANSAS CITY – The 19th Annual Kansas City Polar Plunge on Jan. 28 at Longview Lake Swim Beach was a splashing success, raising $99,411 to date. A total of 397…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Jan. 24-30

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Jan. 24-30, 2023! Webb City Night of Unity- Thursday, Jan. 26 Junior high and high…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Jan. 16-22

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Jan. 16-22, 2023! Southwest Area Unified 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament- Wednesday, Jan. 18 A…

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Charlie Phillips selected to compete for Special Olympics USA

Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is very excited to announce longtime athlete Charlie Phillips has been officially selected to represent Special Olympics Missouri and Special Olympics USA at the Special Olympics…

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SOMO Weekend Recap: Jan. 9-15

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Jan. 9-15, 2023! Tip-A-Cop – Tuesday, Jan. 10 Eight officers from the Maryville Treatment Center…

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RELEASE: SOMO preps for 19th Annual Kansas City Polar Plunge

KANSAS CITY – The 19th Annual Kansas City Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday, Jan. 28. Brave men and women from around the area will don disco-themed costumes and…

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SOMO Weekend Recap: Dec. 14-18

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Dec. 14-18, 2022! Unified Christmas Party – Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 88 students and staff…

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