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This is a guest blog entry from Allison D’Agostino, SOMO’s 2014 Outstanding Athlete, who attended the Indiana Athlete Leadership Programs University in March. ALPs University is a program that encompasses…

2015 Capitol Hill Day

Special Olympics Missouri is more than just sports for our athletes – it offers opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities who may not have received them elsewhere. The Global Messenger…

20 years of Plunging at Osage Beach

Starting a new fundraiser is always a risky venture for a non-profit organization. “How much time do we dedicate to something new?” “What if no one shows up?” “What if…

Partner Highlight: Missouri Association of Student Councils

The Missouri Association of Student Councils (MASC) chose Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) as their charity of choice 24 years ago. Since that time, they have been raising funds and awareness…

Volunteers take responsibilities to the next level: Committee members

In 2015, we are focused on highlighting SOMO’s countless volunteers. In this month’s feature, we showcase how committee members help SOMO staff plan and run events. SOMO’s “day-of volunteers” really…

Simmons, Elrod, May inducted into SOMO Hall of Fame

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwCdVedsy9s&w=560&h=315] On Jan. 17 in a surprise presentation in Branson, athlete Duke Simmons of Columbia; coach, board member and advocate Larry Elrod of Neosho and coach and advocate Linda…

Randy Boehm named SOMO Volunteer of Year, others honored

All of the volunteers below were recognized for their outstanding contributions to Special Olympics Missouri from their respective areas at the SOMO Annual Awards Luncheon Jan. 17 in Branson. Each year, Special…

Mandie Bowman of North Area named best SOMO coach, others honored

All of the coaches below were recognized for their outstanding contributions to Special Olympics Missouri from their respective areas at the SOMO Annual Awards Luncheon Jan. 17 in Branson. Each year, Special Olympics…

Robertson family of KC wins SOMO family of the year, others honored

All of the families below were recognized for their outstanding contributions to Special Olympics Missouri from their respective areas at the SOMO Annual Awards Luncheon Jan. 17 in Branson. Each year, Special…

Allison D’Agostino named SOMO Athlete of the Year, other athletes honored

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 Jan. 17 in Branson. Each year,…

Missouri State Parks receives highest SOMO honor

(Jefferson City) Missouri State Parks, a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, was recognized for its outstanding contributions to Special Olympics Missouri at the 2015 SOMO Annual Awards…

Training for Life Campus to be Built in Jefferson City

(Jefferson City) After meeting on Saturday, Jan. 17 to review the bids for the Training for Life Campus (TLC) from Columbia and Jefferson City, the Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) Board…