News

Gudenkauf Lisa And Morgan

Gudenkauf family of Southeast Area wins SOMO family of the year

Each year, Special Olympics Missouri salutes those who have made significant contributions to the Special Olympics movement. Each area nominee is submitted for statewide recognition, and the overall winners were…

Keith Patterson

Keith Patterson of Southwest Area named best SOMO coach

Each year, Special Olympics Missouri salutes those who have made significant contributions to the Special Olympics movement. Each area nominee is submitted for statewide recognition, and the overall winners were…

Jason Underwood named SOMO Volunteer of Year

Where do you begin to describe a person that gives so much of himself to Special Olympics? Jason Underwood has been involved in some capacity with Special Olympics for over…

Brett Harper

Brett Harper named SOMO Athlete of the Year

All of the athletes below were recognized for their outstanding contributions to Special Olympics Missouri from their respective areas at the SOMO Annual Awards Luncheon June 26 in Jefferson City. Each…

Mike G

SPECIAL OLYMPICS MISSOURI ATHLETE INDUCTED INTO THE ST. JOSEPH AREA SPORTS HALL OF FAME

The first-ever St Joseph Area Sports Hall of Fame class was inducted by the St. Joseph sports commission Sunday, September 19, 2021. Mike Grossman, of St. Joseph, Mo., was one…

A volunteer pours smoothies for a group of athletes watching on

Selection Camp, celebration on tap

Two historic events converge Saturday, June 26, at Special Olympics Missouri’s (SOMO) Training for Life Campus at 305 Special Olympics Drive in Jefferson City.

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.

A photo of the Trung Tran family, superstar volunteers at the 2021 State Summer Games.

State Summer Games: Family volunteers 100,000 steps

By JODIE JACKSON JR. | Special Olympics Missouri Powerlifters, swimmers, volleyball teams, and track and field athletes were the stars of the first Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) State Summer Games…

John Ottenad speaks at the opening ceremony for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri May 25 in St. Charles.

Ottenad family launches torch run

Marilyn Ottenad and her family tearfully listened to a chronology of the Torch Run’s success and the impact her late son, Jeff, continues to have on the annual event.

Sixteen-year-old Taylor Finch of Montgomery City competed her way to a gold medal at the Hermann Area Track and Field Competition.

‘Can’t’: It’s just like cursing

HERMANN – The Finch family from Montgomery City encourages freedom of expression. Just don’t say “can’t.”

50th anniversary logo

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.

SO Fortnite Logo Final

First E-Sports Tourney a Success

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