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

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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Chillicothe Polar Plunge

February 12 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Simpson Park, Saturday, February 12th This “unbearable” event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by walking, running or crawling into the…

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St Joseph Polar Plunge

February 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Lake Contrary, Saturday, February 26th This “unbearable” event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by walking, running or crawling into the…

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Kirksville Polar Plunge

March 5 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
20431 MO-157
Kirksville, MO

Thousand Hills State Park, Saturday, March 5th This “unbearable” event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by walking, running or crawling…

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Athlete Leadership University

March 25 @ 4:00 pm - March 27 @ 4:00 pm
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

This Athlete Leadership University if for NEW and RETURNING Athlete Leaders! There will be something for everyone!  This is at NO COST to our athlete leaders so SIGN UP NOW! …

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Kirksville Area Track and Field Competition

April 23 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kirksville, Missouri

Entries are due to Alyssa by Monday, April 4th.  Questions? Contact Alyssa at cress@somo.org.

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Carrollton Track and Field Local Invitational

May 5 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

questions or to get involved? Please contact Alyssa at cress@somo.org

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2022 State Summer Games

May 20 - May 22

2022 State Summer Games taking place in Columbia on May 20-22.  Times and Locations TBA. For more information contact Tim Schuster at schuster@somo.org

North Area blog posts

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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,…

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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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