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

Mitch Curran, 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

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2024 Polar Plunge Kirksville

March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
20431 St Hwy 157
Kirksville, MO 63501 United States

This “unbearable” event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics Missouri athletes by walking, running or crawling into the frigid winter waters. In…

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State Indoor Games

March 15 @ 8:00 am - March 16 @ 6:00 pm

The 2024 State Indoor Games will take place in St. Charles, MO from March 15-16, 2024. For the most updated schedule, visit somo.org/indoorgames. For more information contact Luke Lamb at…

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St. Joseph Shamrock Run

March 16 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate the spirit of giving and community at the Shamrock Run in St. Joseph on March 16th! Date: March 16th Time: 11:15 a.m. REGISTER HERE! Event Highlights: Shamrock 5K Fun…

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North Area Spring Games (Kirksville)

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kirksville, Missouri

Team entries & physical renewals are due Thursday March 7th.  Questions?  Contact Mitch Curran: curran@somo.org   Interested in Volunteering?  Click HERE to Register!

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UPDATED!!! North Area Spring Games (East Buchanan)

April 13 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
100 Smith Street
Gower, 64454 United States

Team entries & physical renewals are due Thursday, March 14th.  Questions?  Contact Mitch Curran: curran@somo.org   Interested in Volunteering?  Click HERE to Register!

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KC Metro/ North Area Powerlifting

April 20 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4209 Merriam Dr
Shawnee, KS 66203 United States

We hope you’ll join us for a “Border Battle” Powerlifting showdown between SOMO and SOKS Powerlifters! SOMO rosters are due March 28.  North Area teams, please send rosters to Mitch…

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Ladies Night Out Piccadilly Gala

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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St Joseph, 64501 United States

Join us for a dazzling evening at the Ladies Night Out Piccadilly Gala on April 26th at the Civic Arena! Date: April 26th Location: Civic Arena Experience the glamour of…

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North Area Aquatics

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Looney Complex, 4525 Downs Dr,
St Joseph, Missouri 64507

Team entries and physicals due Monday, April 8th.  Questions?  Please contact Mitch Curran: curran@somo.org Interested in volunteering? Click HERE to register.

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2024 State Summer Games

May 31 @ 8:00 am - June 2 @ 1:00 pm
Columbia, MO United States

Our 2024 State Summer Games will be held May 31 to June 2 in Columbia, Mo. This year’s Summer Games will feature four sports: volleyball, track and field, powerlifting and…

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Gary Brimer Sports Camp

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - June 21 @ 11:00 am

Our 2024 Gary Brimer Sports Camp will be held June 16-21, 2024, at the Training for Life Campus in Jefferson City! For more information, visit somo.org/camp

North Area blog posts

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RELEASE: 19th Annual St. Joseph Polar Plunge raises $30,000 for SOMO

ST. JOSEPH – The 19th Annual St. Joseph Polar Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 24 at East Hills Shopping Center was a splashing success, raising $30,000 to date. A total 54…

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SOMO Sum-Ups: Feb. 19-26

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Feb. 19-26! Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for the new year! Check…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Feb. 13-20

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Feb. 13-Feb. 19! Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for the new year!…

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RELEASE: SOMO seeks volunteers for 2024 State Indoor Games

ST. CHARLES – The 2024 Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) State Indoor Games will bring more than 1,500 athletes, coaches, volunteers and Unified partners from across the state to St. Charles,…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Feb. 6-12

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Feb. 6-Feb. 12! Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for the new year!…

2024 Chillicothe Plunge

RELEASE: 17th Annual Chillicothe Polar Plunge raises nearly $8,000 for SOMO

CHILLICOTHE – The 17th Annual Chillicothe Polar Plunge on Feb. 10 at Simpson Park was a splashing success, raising $7,700 to date. A total 31 brave men, women from around…

Kirksville Polar Plunge

RELEASE: SOMO gets set for 17th Annual Kirksville Polar Plunge

KIRKSVILLE – The 17th Annual Kirksville Polar Plunge will take place on March 2, 2024. Brave men and women from around the area will don Hawaiian-themed costumes and swimwear and…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Jan. 23-28, 2024! Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for the new year!…

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RELEASE: SOMO gears up for 19th Annual St. Joseph Polar Plunge

ST. JOSEPH – The 19th Annual St. Joseph Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24. Brave men and women from around the area will don Hawaiian-themed costumes and…

Chillicothe Polar Plunge

RELEASE: Chillicothe gets set for 17th Annual Polar Plunge

CHILLICOTHE – The 17th Annual Chillicothe Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024.  Brave men and women from around the area will don Hawaiian-themed costumes and swimwear…

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