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Area Contact Information

702 S Woodbine Rd, St Joseph, MO 64507
Phone: 816-233-6232 / Fax: 816-233-0130

Area Staff:
Melody Prawitz, Development Director

Counties served:
Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clark, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Putnam, Ray, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, Sullivan and Worth

North Area events

A young softball athlete primes their swing at the ball as it passes by them

KC/ North Area Softball Tournament

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
2202 Waterworks
Saint Joseph, MO 64501 United States

Entries are due Friday, June 17.  Questions?  Please contact Meg Ward:


KC / North Area Tennis Tournament

July 21 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4747 Mill Creek Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States

Entries are due Thursday, June 30.  Questions?  Please contact Meg Ward:

An athlete carries a football in their left arm while avoiding the outreaching grasp of a defender trying to grab their flag

KC/ North Flag Football Area Tournament

July 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
10500 State Hwy T
Savannah, MO 64485 United States

Team entries are due Friday, July 8.  Questions?  Contact Meg Ward:

An athlete smiles at the camera while holding their medal up

KC/ North Area Golf Tournament

August 3 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8905 Shoal Creek Golf Course
Kansas City, MO 64157 United States

Team entries due on Wednesday, July 13.  Questions?  Contact Meg Ward:


KC/ North Area Bocce Tournament

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
19310 E 50th Terrace
Independence, MO 64055 United States

Entries are due Friday, July 22.  Questions?  Please contact Meg Ward:

North Area blog posts

Two SOMO volleyball teams shake hands at the State Summer Games at the MizzouRec on Friday, May 20, 2022 in Columbia, Mo.

SOMO hosts successful State Summer Games in Columbia

COLUMBIA – Special Olympics Missouri hosted its State Summer Games May 20-22 in Columbia. It was SOMO’s first full three-day event since 2018. “SOMO has been through so much these…

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Meet the Team: Team Missouri 3 on 3 basketball

Meet the team that will represent Missouri in 3 on 3 basketball at USA Games, this summer at Disneyland in Orlando, Florida, June 5-12. They are led by their coach…

Athlete poses with award and smiles at camera

Jared Niemeyer 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 Oct. 19 in Columbia. Each year,…

Athlete smiles at camera with a red microphone in front of them

Athlete-Leader guest post: My experience at the United Nations

This blog post was written by athlete-leader and SOMO board of directors member Jared Niemeyer. In June, Niemeyer attended the United Nations 12th Conference of State Parties to the Convention for…

Second Harvest community Food Bank

SOMO participants play part in northwest Missouri flood recovery

During the month of March, mid-western towns along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers battled unseasonably heavy rainfall and rising river levels. One area hit particularly hard by the flooding was…

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