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

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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

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State Soccer SOMO Cup

May 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

State Soccer is Back! The 2023 State Soccer SOMO Cup will be held on Saturday, May 13th in Jefferson City Missouri. More details to come. Contact Luke Lamb at lamb@somo.org…

Unified Track Meet At TLC

2023 State Summer Games

June 2 @ 8:00 am - June 4 @ 5:00 pm

The 2023 State Summer Games will take place in Columbia from June 2nd, 2023 through June 4th, 2023.  Times and Locations TBA. For more information contact Luke Lamb at lamb@somo.org

2021 Gary Brimer Sports Camp Final

Gary Brimer Sports Camp

June 18 @ 5:00 pm - June 23 @ 11:00 am
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

Gary Brimer Sports Camp gives athletes a chance to experience several different sports while also learning important life skills. In addition to sports opportunities, athletes have the opportunity to learn…

Central Area

KC Metro/ North Area Softball

July 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
2202 Waterworks
Saint Joseph, MO 64501 United States

Team entries and physical renewals are due Thursday, June 15.  Questions?  Contact Meg Ward: ward@somo.org

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State Pickleball Championship

July 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

PICKLEBALL IS HERE! We are excited to hold SOMO’s inaugural State Pickleball Tournament in Jefferson City on Saturday, July 15th, 2023! More details to come. Contact Luke Lamb at lamb@somo.org…

Southeast Area Tennis

KC Metro/ North Area Tennis

July 19 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4747 Mill Creek Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States

Team entries and physical renewals are due Monday, June 26.  Questions?  Contact Meg Ward: ward@somo.org

Flag Football

North Area / KC Metro Flag Football Tournament

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
10500 State Hwy T
Savannah, MO 64485 United States

Team entries are due Thursday, July 6.  Questions?  Contact Todd Stutzman: stutzman@somo.org OR Meg Ward: ward@somo.org

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KC Metro/ North Area Golf

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

Team entries & physical renewals are due Monday, July 10.  Questions?  Contact Meg Ward: ward@somo.org

8th annual Super Hero Bocce Tournament

KC Metro/ North Area Bocce

August 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
19310 E 50th Terrace
Independence, MO 64055 United States

Team entries and physical renewals are due Thursday, July 20.  Questions?  Contact Meg Ward: ward@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…

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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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