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Abby’s Arctic Angels

Pat Cockrill participated in the 2011 St. Joseph Polar Plunge for the first time. He was the top fundraiser at Lake Contrary, and Abby’s Arctic Angels was the top fundraising…

Looking back: 1975 Area Spring Games

Gary Brimer is the Chief Sports Officer for SOMO. He has been on staff for 17 years. Prior to that, he was a volunteer area director and a coach. He…

The facts about Natalie

Mike and Amber Elwood are parents to Natalie. Mike was on staff with SOMO for about nine years before he joined the force at the Sedalia Police Department, and Amber…

My Brother, Tanner

Katie Hrenchir is the Northwest Associate Area Director and proud sister of SOMO athlete Tanner. She can be reached at hrenchir@somo.org. My special brother, Tanner, was born with Down syndrome…

Making a Difference One School at a Time

Rachel Antal is a freshman at the University of Central Missouri. She is a SOMO volunteer and president of our Youth Activation Committee. Special Olympics is the only place I…

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…