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

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…

North Area Soccer Clinic Flyer

North Area Soccer Clinic

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
5655 S 4th St #1708
St Joseph, MO 64504 United States

Our North Area Soccer Clinic at Benton High School will be held on Saturday, June 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Benton Soccer Coach Anthony Dice and some of…

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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: VOLUNTEERS needed!  REGISTER HERE to volunteer at Area Softball!


North Area SOMO Night at the Mustangs

July 14 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
2600 SW Parkway
St Joseph, MO 64503 United States

Join us on July 14th for SOMO Night at the Mustangs, our athletes will be escorting the Mustang players, emceeing, singing the National Anthem, cheer squad performing, throwing our the…

State Pickleball Fact Sheet

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…

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: VOLUNTEERS needed!  REGISTER HERE to volunteer at Area Tennis!


5th Annual Flame of Hope Poker Run

July 22
4020 US-169
St Joseph, MO 64503 United States

All Hwy vehicles are welcomed, it will start and end at St Joseph Harley Davidson.   $30 per single rider, $10 for additional.   Registration will start at 8:00am and ride will…

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 Meg Ward: VOLUNTEERS needed!  REGISTER HERE to volunteer at Area Flag Football!

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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: Volunteers needed!  REGISTER HERE to volunteer with us at Area Golf!

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2023 State Outdoor Games

October 6 @ 8:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm

The 2023 State Outdoor Games will take place in Jefferson City, MO from October 6th through October 8th. Times and Locations TBA. Tentative Schedule (subject to change): Friday, October 6th…

North Area blog posts

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SOMO Weekend Recap: Sept. 16-18, 2022

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Sept. 16-18, 2022! Friday, Sept. 16 SOMO held its St. Louis Metro Area Golf Tournament…

Charlie Phillips shows off his letter announcing his nomination to the 2023 Special Olympics World Games at Spratt Stadium in St. Joseph, Mo. on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022

SURPRISE VIDEO: Special Olympics Missouri athlete nominated to compete at 2023 Special Olympics World Games

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is very excited to announce longtime athlete Charlie Phillips has been nominated to represent Special Olympics Missouri and Special Olympics USA at the…

Special Olympics Missouri athletes played against athletes from Special Olympics Kansas at Spratt Stadium in St. Joseph, Mo. at Chiefs Training Camp on Thursday, August 4, 2022.

Special Olympics Missouri athletes compete at Chiefs Training Camp

ST. JOSEPH – The Kansas City Chiefs were not the only football team training at Missouri Western State University on Thursday. Special Olympics Missouri and Special Olympics Kansas faced off…

Two SOMO volleyball teams shake hands at the State Summer Games at the MizzouRec on Friday, May 20, 2022 in Columbia, Mo.

SOMO hosts successful State Summer Games in Columbia

COLUMBIA – Special Olympics Missouri hosted its State Summer Games May 20-22 in Columbia. It was SOMO’s first full three-day event since 2018. “SOMO has been through so much these…

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Meet the Team: Team Missouri 3 on 3 basketball

Meet the team that will represent Missouri in 3 on 3 basketball at USA Games, this summer at Disneyland in Orlando, Florida, June 5-12. They are led by their coach…

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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…

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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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