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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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

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KC Metro/ North Area Pickleball

June 29 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
19310 E 50th Terrace
Independence, MO 64055 United States

Team entries are due Monday, June 10.  KC teams, please submit entries and direct questions to: Meg Ward: ward@somo.org.  North teams, please submit entries and direct questions to Mitch Curran:…

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KC Metro/ North Area Softball

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
2202 Waterworks
Saint Joseph, MO 64501 United States

Team entries and physical renewals are due Thursday, June 20.  Questions? KC Metro Area Teams – please direct questions and entries to Meg Ward: ward@somo.org North Area Teams – please…

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KC Metro/ North Area Tennis

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4747 Mill Creek Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States

Team entries and physical renewals are due Monday, June 24.  Questions? KC Metro Area Teams – please direct questions and entries to Meg Ward: ward@somo.org North Area Teams – please…

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North Area / KC Metro Flag Football

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3221 SE State Route H
Faucett, MO 64448 United States

Team entries are due Thursday, June 27th.  Questions?  Contact Mitch Curran: curran@somo.org VOLUNTEERS needed!  REGISTER HERE to volunteer at Area Flag Football!

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State Pickleball Tournament

July 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
525 Ellis Blvd
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

The SOMO State Pickleball Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2024, at the Firley YMCA in Jefferson City. For more information, visit somo.org/statepickleball.

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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

North Area blog posts

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!…

St. Joseph Polar Plunge 2023

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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SOMO honors law enforcement excellence and reveals 2023 Drive it Home Raffle winner at LETR luncheon

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) celebrated another successful year of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) with a celebration luncheon at the Training for Life Campus on Friday,…

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RELEASE: SOMO to celebrate law enforcement heroes and reveal Drive it Home Raffle winner this Friday

JEFFERSON CITY – The excitement is building as Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) prepares to host the highly anticipated 2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Celebration Lunch at the prestigious Training…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Nov. 13-20

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Nov. 13-20, 2023! Training for Life Campus Weekly Events and Classes: November 14-17 We have been loving the Training for Life Campus November…

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RELEASE: SOMO inducts 2023 Hall of Fame Class and announces annual award winners

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) inducted its 2023 Hall of Fame Class and honored several of its most outstanding athletes, coaches, volunteers and financial partners at the 2023…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Nov. 7-13

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from November 7-13, 2023! Training for Life Campus Weekly Events and Classes: November 7-10 We have been loving the Training for Life…

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RELEASE: SOMO to induct 2023 Hall of Fame Class and recognize annual award winners at 2023 Awards Banquets

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) will induct its 2023 Hall of Fame Class and honor several of its most outstanding athletes, coaches, volunteers and financial partners at the…

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