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2019 World Games Update 4

Mike and Karen Garrison are parents to Colin, Missouri’s sole athlete competing at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  A big hello to all of Colin’s support team,…

World Games 2019 Update 3

Mike and Karen Garrison are parents to Colin, Missouri’s sole athlete competing at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE. This has been a day that’s hard to put…

2019 World Games Update 2

Mike and Karen Garrison are parents to Colin, Missouri’s sole athlete competing at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  We’re wrapping up another busy day. We watched Colin…

2019 World Games Update 1

Mike and Karen Garrison are parents to Colin, Missouri’s sole athlete competing at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  We made it after a long couple of days…

Special Olympics Missouri Announces New President & CEO

(Jefferson City) The Board of Directors of Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) has announced the appointment of Susan Stegeman as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective April 1, 2019. She…

Byland, Guseman and Dallas Inducted into SOMO Hall of Fame

On Jan. 26, Special Olympics Missouri announced that Central Area athlete Sarah Byland is one of three people that were inducted into the SOMO Hall of Fame this year. Byland…

Lucy Wortham James students learn about, raise money for Special Olympics

For their service learning project this year, 4th grade students at Lucy Wortham James Elementary in St. James participated in a Walk-A-Thon to raise money for Special Olympics Missouri. Students…

2018 John Michael Letz Award Winner: Lynn McClamroch

The John Michael Letz Award is the highest honor given within Missouri’s Law Enforcement Torch Run. It is our unsung hero award. The criteria for recipients include being responsible for…

SOMO Athletes Changing the Game

Eunice Kennedy Shriver once stated, “You are the star and the world is watching you. By your presence, you send a message to every village, every city, every nation. A…

It’s Official: The Training for Life Campus is Open!

“I love this place!” “We finally have a place to call home!” “This is a dream come true!” These are the declarations from our athletes that have been resonating through…

The Future of Health & Wellness at Special Olympics Missouri

As 2018 comes to an end, we look back on the growth and future of Health & Wellness at Special Olympics Missouri. 1,792 Health Screenings were offered at three state…

A look at an Athlete-Leader’s Capstone Project

This blog post was written by athlete-leader Allison D’Agostino. She is an athlete-leader from Columbia. She is involved with Athlete Leadership Programs University and took her final class in earlier…