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

Eslun Tucker, Business Development Manager

Christina Hunt, Development Manager

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

KC Metro Area events

SOMO Basketball Clinic (9)

KC Metro Basketball Clinic w/ Avila University

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
11901 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64145 United States

Join us for a FREE Basketball Clinic with Avila University!! Limited spots, so RSVP today! Event will be held on Saturday, March 4 from 10:00-11:30am @ Mabee Fieldhouse, Avila University:…

Pickleball Tournament Flyer (2)

KC Metro Pickleball Tournament Fundraiser

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1761 Burlington
North Kansas City, Missouri 64116

Show us your skills at SOMO’s very first KC Metro Pickleball tournament fundraiser!  Pickleball is for all ages and all skill levels.  So, grab a partner and register your team! …

2023 MBB Special Needs Clinic V2 (1)

NAIA Basketball Skills Clinic

March 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
301 W 13th St
Kansas City, MO 64105

Join us for a FREE Basketball Clinic on March 16 with the NAIA!  Contact Eric Vosburgh, NAIA Honorary Coach & Coordinator of Special Needs Clinic to REGISTER: eric@vosburghrealty.com

Swim Optomized

KC Metro Area Aquatics Meet

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
18200 MO-78
Independence, MO 64057 United States

Entries are due Thursday, March 9.  Questions?  Please contact Meg Ward: ward@somo.org

An athlete wearing a purple Team Missouri uniform successfully lifts a large amount of weight with a Special Olympics logo and countdown timer in the background

KC Metro/ North Area Powerlifting Meet

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4209 Merriam Dr
Shawnee, KS 66203 United States

We hope you’ll join us for a “Border Battle” between MO and KS Powerlifters!  Entries and physical renewals for athletes/ teams participating from SOMO are due March 30.  Questions?  Please…

A group of athletes break off the starting line in track while a volunteer points a starter's pistol in the air

KC Metro Area Track Meet

April 29 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
901 NE Douglas St
Lee's Summit, MO 64086 United States

Team entries & physical renewals are due Thursday, April 6.  Questions?  Contact Meg Ward: ward@somo.org

Two soccer athletes strain to track down the ball while a defender tries to chase them down

State Soccer SOMO Cup

May 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

State Soccer is Back! The 2023 State Soccer SOMO Cup will be held on Saturday, May 13th in Jefferson City Missouri. More details to come. Contact Luke Lamb at lamb@somo.org…

Unified Track Meet At TLC

2023 State Summer Games

June 2 @ 8:00 am - June 4 @ 5:00 pm

The 2023 State Summer Games will take place in Columbia from June 2nd, 2023 through June 4th, 2023.  Times and Locations TBA. For more information contact Luke Lamb at lamb@somo.org

2021 Gary Brimer Sports Camp Final

Gary Brimer Sports Camp

June 18 @ 5:00 pm - June 23 @ 11:00 am
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

Gary Brimer Sports Camp gives athletes a chance to experience several different sports while also learning important life skills. In addition to sports opportunities, athletes have the opportunity to learn…

Central Area

KC Metro/ North Area Softball

July 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
2202 Waterworks
Saint Joseph, MO 64501 United States

Team entries and physical renewals are due Thursday, June 15.  Questions?  Contact Meg Ward: ward@somo.org

KC Metro Area blog posts

KANSAS CITY, MO- Jun 25: Photo from he Royals Charities Baseball Fantasy Camp for Kids benefitting Special Olympics at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday June 25, 2022, in Kansas City, MO (Photo by Jason Hanna/Kansas City Royals)

SOMO athletes participate in Kansas City Royals baseball clinic

KANSAS CITY – A group of 15 Special Olympics Missouri athletes made lifelong memories with members of the Kansas City Royals this past Saturday. These athletes had the opportunity to…

Special Olympics - Evening with Andy Reid

SOMO hosts successful Second Annual Evening with Andy Reid

SOMO’s second annual Evening with Andy Reid was a huge success! More than 300 SOMO supporters came together on June 9 at Arrowhead Stadium to raise money to help further…

Two SOMO volleyball teams shake hands at the State Summer Games at the MizzouRec on Friday, May 20, 2022 in Columbia, Mo.

SOMO hosts successful State Summer Games in Columbia

COLUMBIA – Special Olympics Missouri hosted its State Summer Games May 20-22 in Columbia. It was SOMO’s first full three-day event since 2018. “SOMO has been through so much these…

Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid speaks to a crowd of Special Olympics Missouri supporters on June 10 at Arrowhead Stadium.

Chiefs Coach Andy Reid boosts SOMO

Kansas City Chiefs Coach Andy Reid pointed to the resilience of Special Olympics athletes, then called on a crowd of some 300 people to “step up and step out” to support Special Olympics Missouri Thursday night at “An Evening With Andy Reid” at Arrowhead Stadium.

Coach Andy Reid poses with SOMO athletes

Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid Supports Special Olympics Missouri

Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid has partnered with Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) to promote the statewide organization through a series of public service announcements. “I believe in this…

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