North Area

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
Todd Stutzman, Program 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

Shiver Head

Chillicothe Polar Plunge

February 11
1503 Walnut St
Chillicothe, Missouri 64601 United States

Bring  your friends and jump in a pool of cold water to benefit Special Olympics Missouri.   Raise a bear min of $75 to receive a shirt the day of the…

2019 KC Run In

St Joseph Polar Plunge

February 18
St Joseph, Missouri 64505 United States

Bring your friends, neighbors, co-workers to plunge in cold water to benefit Special Olympics Missouri.   Raise a bear minimum of $75 per person and receive a shirt day of Plunge.

2019 KC Run In

Kirksville Polar Plunge

February 25
20431 St Hwy 157
Kirksville, MO 63501 United States

Bring your friends, neighbors, co-workers to plunge in cold water to benefit Special Olympics Missouri.   Raise a bear minimum of $75 per person and receive a shirt day of Plunge.

Runners Starting

10th Annual Shamrock Run

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

10th Annual Shamrock Fun Run, 5K Run, Walk. $30 16 and older pre-registration $20 15 and below pre-registration $5 more day of

Garden Party

Ladies Night Out Piccadilly Gala

March 31 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
100 No 4th
St Joseph, 64501 United States

Join us for a fun filled evening, this year it is a Garden Party theme!   $50 per person, or table of 10 for $450 Games/Prizes and a quarter auction for…

A volunteer shoots off a starter gun and three athletes burst forward from the starting lane

Northeast Nodaway – 275 Local Track Meet

April 12
126 S High School Ave
Ravenwood, MO 64479 United States

For more information contact Todd Stutzman at stutzman@somo.org   This is a Unified Champion Schools Event

St. Joseph athlete Leah Shoemaker competes in the running long jump at the Special Olympics Missouri 2021 State Summer Games.

North Area Track Meet – Savannah, MO

April 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
10500 State Hwy T
Savannah, MO 64485 United States

Entries are due to Todd Stutzman by Monday, March 20th. All new athelte and renewal physicals are also due by March 30th  Questions? Contact Todd at stutzman@somo.org.

An athlete wearing a purple Team Missouri uniform successfully lifts a large amount of weight with a Special Olympics logo and countdown timer in the background

KC Metro/ North Area Powerlifting Meet

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4209 Merriam Dr
Shawnee, KS 66203 United States

We hope you’ll join us for a “Border Battle” between MO and KS Powerlifters!  Entries and physical renewals for athletes/ teams participating from SOMO are due March 30.  Questions?  Please…

Track

Kirksville Area Track and Field Competition

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kirksville, Missouri

Entries are due to Todd Stutzman by Monday, March 27th. All new athelte and renewal physicals are also due by April 7th.  Questions? Contact Todd at stutzman@somo.org.

Swim Optomized

North Area Aquatics Meet

April 26
Looney Complex, 4525 Downs Dr,
St Joseph, Missouri 64507

Entries are due Thursday, March 30th. Times of the event are still TBD.   Questions?  Please contact Todd Stutzman: stutzman@somo.org

North Area blog posts

Kirksville Polar Plunge 2022

RELEASE: SOMO gets set for 18th Annual Kirksville Polar Plunge

KIRKSVILLE – The 18th Annual Kirksville Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25. Brave men and women from around the area will don disco-themed costumes and swimwear and…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Jan. 16-22

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Jan. 16-22, 2023! Southwest Area Unified 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament- Wednesday, Jan. 18 A…

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Charlie Phillips selected to compete for Special Olympics USA

Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is very excited to announce longtime athlete Charlie Phillips has been officially selected to represent Special Olympics Missouri and Special Olympics USA at the Special Olympics…

St. Joseph Polar Plunge 2022

RELEASE: SOMO preps for 17th Annual St. Joseph Polar Plunge

ST. JOSEPH – The 17th Annual St. Joseph Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18. Brave men and women from around the area will don disco-themed costumes and…

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SOMO Weekend Recap: Jan. 9-15

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Jan. 9-15, 2023! Tip-A-Cop – Tuesday, Jan. 10 Eight officers from the Maryville Treatment Center…

2022 Chillicothe Polar Plunge

RELEASE: SOMO preps for 16th Annual Chillicothe Polar Plunge

CHILLICOTHE – The 16th Annual Chillicothe Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11. Brave men and women from around the area will don disco-themed costumes and swimwear and…

Joe Peart and Daxton Miller carry the Flame of Hope at the conclusion of the 2022 Law Enforcement Torch Run Celebration Lunch on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022 at the Training for Life Campus.

SOMO announces Drive it Home Raffle winner and honors law enforcement

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) hosted its 2022 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Celebration Lunch at the Training for Life Campus on Friday, Dec. 9. This event helped…

Staff With Drive It Home Raffle Truck

SOMO announces six area finalists for Drive it Home Raffle

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is one step closer to naming a grand prize winner for the 2022 Drive it Home Raffle! Each of SOMO’s six area offices…

A law enforcement member hands out a medal to a Special Olympics Missouri athlete during the 2022 State Outdoor Games in Jefferson City, Mo.

SOMO to announce Drive it Home Raffle winner and honor law enforcement at Law Enforcement Torch Run Celebration Lunch

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is excited to host its 2022 Law Enforcement Torch Run Celebration Lunch at the Training for Life Campus on Friday, Dec. 9. This…

Charlie Phillips lifts weights at the Special Olympics USA Team Trials in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2022.

SOMO Weekend Recap: Nov. 18-21

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Nov. 18-21, 2022! Southwest Area Bowling – Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 We hosted our Southwest…

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