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Youth Today are the Leaders Tomorrow

Trish Lutz is the Area Services Director for SOMO. You can reach her at lutz@somo.org. How many times have you heard the statement, “Youth today are the leaders tomorrow”?  How…

Worldwide Day of Play

In celebration of Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day, youth leaders from around the United States came to Washington, D.C. to participate in Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play Sept. 22 and be…

Finding Passion by Chance

Jane Monaghan is a coach, volunteer and public relations intern for SOMO. My journey with Special Olympics started as an assignment. I was the new service chair for Jefferson City…

Friendly Competition

It’s the bottom of the 4th inning. The Vermont Bennington Catamounts have just cycled through their entire lineup and are ahead of the Missouri Jackson County Parks & Recreation Friends…

Questioning My Sanity for Special Olympics

Lourin Sprenger is a volunteer, fan and TV personality from KQ2 in St. Joseph “OK, Lourin, I’m going to need you to stand on the ledge now,” says the man…

Looking back: Twenty years with SOMO

Mark Musso has served as President & CEO of Special Olympics Missouri since September 1991. I was asked by our communications team to blog about my first 20 years with…

A Stroke of Luck

By: Chuck Crews Three years ago, I had just finished playing a round of golf and I saw a friend who was getting ready to tee off with her Special Olympics…

Soaring Through SOMO

By: Lt. Col. Ray Lauer, SOMO Board Member If one were to describe my experiences with Special Olympics Missouri as an airplane ride, you might say it was a flight…

2011 Special Olympics World Games: Chris Ringot

Chris Ringot was one of 315 athletes competing on Team USA at the 2011 Special Olympics World Games in Athens, Greece. He journaled his experience daily: June 18 Today was…

2011 Special Olympics World Games: Leanna Krogmann

Leanna Krogmann was one of 315 athletes competing on Team USA at the 2011 Special Olympics World Games in Athens, Greece.  This was my first time as a member of Team USA…

Welcome, Fans!

Welcome to Special Olympics Missouri’s blog. Here, you’ll get to meet staff, parents, volunteers and athletes – all who share a passion for Special Olympics. We’ll share stories of how…