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

Charlie Phillips, Office Assistant

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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Camp Courage

August 1 @ 8:00 am - August 3 @ 11:00 am
305 Special Olympics Drive
Jefferson City, MO - Missouri 65101

Our first-ever Camp Courage will be held August 1-3, 2024, at the Training for Life Campus. For more information, visit somo.org/camp

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KC Metro/ North Area Golf

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11100 View High Drive
Kansas City, MO 64134 United States

Team entries and physicals due Wednesday, July 17.  Questions? KC Teams – please send rosters to Meg Ward: ward@somo.org North Teams – please send rosters to Mitch Curran: curran@somo.org

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West Softball Regional

August 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are hosting our West Softball Regional on Saturday, August 24 in Lee Summit Missouri from 8 AM – 5 PM at the Frank White  Sports Complex

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North Area Bocce

August 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
402 E Hyde Park Ave
St. Joseph, MO 64504 United States

Team entries and physical renewals are due Thursday, August 8.  Questions?  Contact Mitch Curran: curran@somo.org

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State Soccer Tournament

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, 65101 United States

The SOMO State Soccer Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Training for Life Campus. For more information, visit somo.org/statesoccer. 

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North Area Block Party (Tentative Date)

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
1205 N 49th Terrace
St. Joseph, 64506 United States

We will be having our North Area Block Party Saturday October 5th (Tentative Date) at the Knights of Columbus (1205 N 49th Terrace, St. Joseph, MO 64506). Details to follow.

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2024 State Outdoor Games

October 11 @ 8:00 am - October 13 @ 1:00 pm

Our 2024 State Outdoor Games will be held Oct. 11-13 in Jefferson City, Mo. This year’s Outdoor Games will feature five sports: bocce, golf, tennis, softball and flag football. For…

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2024 Awards Banquet

November 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
305 Special Olympics Drive
Jefferson City, MO - Missouri 65101

Special Olympics Missouri will hold its 2024 Awards Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Training for Life Campus in Jefferson City. During this event, we will honor our 2024…

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St. Joseph Shamrock Run

March 15, 2025 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

North Area blog posts

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SOMO Sum-Ups: April. 2 – 8

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from April 2 – 8 Training for Life Campus Events: All Week!TLC events are back for the new…

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SOMO Sum-Ups: March. 19-April. 1

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from March 19-April 1 Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for the new…

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Odessa, Poplar Bluff and Rolla earn School of Character Awards of Merit

CARTHAGE – The Missouri Association of Student Councils (MASC), one of Special Olympics Missouri’s (SOMO) Statewide Partners, hosted its State Convention at Carthage High School, March 15-16. Student leaders from…

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SOMO athletes excel at State Indoor Games

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

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Shamrock Run 2024: A Spirited Success!

The annual Shamrock Run event, held this year with an abundance of enthusiasm, camaraderie, and green-themed outfits, proved to be yet another fantastic occasion for the community. Participants from all…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Mar. 12-18

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from March 12-18 Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for the new year!…

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SOMO Sum Ups: March 5-11

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from March 5-11! Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for the new year! Check…

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Release: 17th Annual Kirksville Polar Plunge raises $18,500 for SOMO

KIRKSVILLE – The 17th Annual Kirksville Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 2 at Thousand Hills State Park in Kirksville was a splashing success, raising $18,500 to date. A total 72…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Feb. 27 – March 4

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Feb. 27 to March 4! Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for…

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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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