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 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

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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

North Area blog posts

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SOMO Sum Ups: Oct. 31- Nov. 6

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from October 31- November 6, 2023! Training for Life Campus Weekly Events and Classes: October 31- November 6 This week began our new schedule at the Training for Life Campus with…

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SOMO changes lives at 2023 State Outdoor Games

JEFFERSON CITY – The 2023 Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) State Outdoor Games brought out the best in more than 1,000 athletes, coaches, volunteers and Unified partners from across the state,…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Oct. 10-16

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from October 10-16, 2023! St. Louis Public Schools Bowling Tournament: Tuesday, October 10 The St. Louis Public Schools hosted a Bowling…

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RELEASE: Chris Ringot to be inducted into SOMO Hall of Fame

KANSAS CITY – Longtime Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) athlete Chris Ringot is headed to the SOMO Hall of Fame. He found out during a surprise announcement while he was working…

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SOMO hosts successful Fall ALPs University Weekend

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) hosted another successful Fall ALPs University Weekend, Sept. 22-24, 2023 at the Training for Life Campus. “I like to help people, which is…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Sept. 12-18

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from September 12-18, 2023! Training for Life Campus Music Class: Tuesday, September 12 During our music class, groups may…

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RELEASE: SOMO seeks volunteers for State Outdoor Games in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY – The 2023 Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) State Outdoor Games will bring more than 1,000 athletes, coaches, volunteers and Unified partners from across the state to Jefferson City,…

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SOMO athlete inducted into St. Joseph Area Sports Hall of Fame

ST. JOSEPH – Longtime Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) athlete Janey Wood was inducted into the St. Joseph Area Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday, August 27. SOMO’s North Area Development…

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SOMO Sum Ups: August 22-28

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from August 22-28, 2023. Training for Life Campus Music Class: Tuesday, August 22 During our music…

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SOMO Sum Ups: August 15-21

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from August 15-21, 2023. Training for Life Campus Open Gym: August 15, 16, 18, 19 The…

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