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Stage set for State Summer Games

After a two-year hiatus, the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games are just three weeks away, set for a one-day event on Saturday, June 5, at Hickman High School in Columbia.

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First E-Sports Tourney a Success

Written by athlete leader Michael Mohrmann I have play fortnite before I played it for SOMO. I have play doubles with a friend of mine and we won and got…

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SOMO athletes dig in to garden

he Health and Wellness program at Special Olympics Missouri has joined the quest to develop and nurture additional green thumbs.

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SOMO adds 2 to World Games torch run

Brett Harper, Special Olympics Missouri athlete from the Southwest Area, and Lee’s Summit Police Officer Amanda Geno will run with the Flame of Hope in Russia, leading up to the start of the 2022 Special Olympics World games in Kazan. SOMO announced the selections on April 5.

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‘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…

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Celebrating 50 Years – Volume 1 – Dicky Spence, SW Area Athlete

In this edition of “Celebrating 50 Years,” we bring you Dicky Spence from Willow Springs, Mo. Dicky has competed in Special Olympics Missouri since 1976 in a variety of sports…

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS MISSOURI CELEBRATES 50 YEARS!

WOW! Can you believe that SOMO is 50 YEARS OLD today?  On March 1, 1971, we were incorporated as a 501(c)3.  Back then, we were Missouri Special Olympics and in…

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DPI & SOMO Take Fit 5 Workout Virtual

This post was written by SOMO Volunteer Biographer, Alisha Shurr Two organizations dedicated to Missourians with intellectual disabilities have joined together to promote health and wellness in a way that…

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A true SOMO volunteer: Mark Priebe

This post was written by SOMO Volunteer Biographer, Robert Cole When Mark Priebe first began working as a police officer, he didn’t realize how important it would be to honor…

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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…

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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…

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2019 LETR John Michael Letz Award

The John Michael Letz Award is the highest honor given within the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri. It is our unsung hero award. The first recipient of…