State Outdoor Games

SCHEDULE UPDATE: Due to a scheduling conflict, the golf competition at the State Outdoor Games is moving to Sunday, Sept. 30; no time changes are taking place. Individual Skills will still compete at Turkey Creek, while 9- and 18-hole golfers will be at Oak Hills. If you have athletes who play both golf and flag football, they must choose only one sport to play at State Outdoor Games. Coaches, if this affects your flag football teams because you have an athlete wanting to play golf instead, you can make up to two changes to your roster. Any roster changes need to be sent in to your area office by Sept. 12. We apologize for the inconvenience.

(Jefferson City) Sept. 28-30: Bocce, Flag Football, Golf, Softball and Tennis

Volunteer
App
Schedule
Directions
Map
Coaches' Handbook
Hotels 
Sponsorships

 

Volunteers

Volunteers play an integral part in the success of this event. Volunteers are needed to assist with jobs such as scorekeeping, prepping awards, handing out lunches, and more. No sports knowledge is necessary; training will be provided on site. Please direct any questions to volunteer@somo.org. 

Before volunteering at one of our events, take the time to watch a quick video where athletes, coaches, Unified Partners and volunteers will tell you what you need to know before you show up on event day!

Online volunteer registration is open! Click here to see how you can help today!

App

For updates over the weekend, please download the State Outdoor Games mobile app!

The State Outdoor Games app has these feature to enhance your State Outdoor Games experience:
•Schedules
•Maps/directions
•Communicate with other parents/coaches
•Photo gallery
•Coupons for local eateries
•Alerts from SOMO
•SO MUCH MORE!

There are two ways to download our app:

1. Open the app store on your mobile device and search ‘Whova.’ Once Whova is downloaded, open that app and search ‘State Outdoor Games’ and select it and you’re good to go.

2. Scan the QR code in the poster below to take you directly there

PLEASE NOTE: The only way you will receive updates on the games from SOMO staff is through this app. If you do not want to download our app, but still want to receive announcements from SOMO, please send your first name, last name AND email to Schatsiek@somo.org and you will receive our announcements to your email.

State Outdoor Games app

 

Schedule (tentative) 

Thursday, Sept. 27    
6-8 p.m. Coaches Registration Training for Life Campus (305 Special Olympics Dr.)
     
Friday, Sept. 28    
8 a.m.-3 p.m Bocce Competition Blair Oaks H.S. (1909 State Hwy. B, Wardsville)
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Competition Lincoln University Tennis Complex (631 Lafayette St.)
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch Various competition venues
3 p.m. Check-in to hotels Various hotels
4:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner Binder Softball Complex (280 Binder Lake Rd.)
5-9 p.m. Coaches Registration Binder Softball Complex (280 Binder Lake Rd.)
6 p.m. Coaches Meeting Binder Softball Complex (280 Binder Lake Rd.)
7 p.m. Opening Ceremony Binder Softball Complex (280 Binder Lake Rd.)
8:15-9:30 p.m. Softball Competition (one game) Binder Softball Complex (280 Binder Lake Rd.)
     
Saturday, Sept. 29    
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Softball Competition Binder Softball Complex (280 Binder Lake Rd.)
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Disc Golf Demo Binder Softball Complex (280 Binder Lake Rd.)
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Victory Village Binder Softball Complex (280 Binder Lake Rd.)
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch Binder Softball Complex (280 Binder Lake Rd.)
3-7 p.m. Healthy Athletes Training for Life Campus (305 Special Olympics Dr.)
3-7 p.m. Sport Demos (sports TBA) Training for Life Campus (305 Special Olympics Dr.)
5:30-7 p.m. Dinner Training for Life Campus (305 Special Olympics Dr.)
6:30-7:30 p.m. Athlete Input Council Training for Life Campus (305 Special Olympics Dr.)
7:30-9:30 p.m. Dance/Bingo Training for Life Campus (305 Special Olympics Dr.)
8-9 p.m. Coach Input Council Training for Life Campus (305 Special Olympics Dr.)
     
Sunday, Sept. 30    
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Flag Football Competition Helias Sports Complex (1200 Myrtle Ave.)
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Golf Competition Oak Hills Golf Course (932 Ellis Blvd.)
9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Golf Skills Competition Turkey Creek Golf Course (1616 Oil Well Rd.)
11 a.m.-noon Lunch Venues

 

Directions 
All directions are to Capitol Plaza Hotel (415 W. McCarty St., Jefferson City).

From St. Louis:
I-70 West to US-54 West
US-54 West to McCarty St.

From Cape Girardeau:
I-55 North to I-70 West
I-70 West to US-54 West
US-54 West to McCarty St.

From Springfield:
I-44 East to Exit 129 to MO-5 N
MO-5 N to US-54 E
US-54 E to US-50 BUS/Missouri Blvd. exit
Missouri Blvd. to W. McCarty St.

From Kansas City:
I-70 East to US-54 West
US-54 West to McCarty St.

All directions below are from Capitol Plaza Hotel to the venues:

To Oak Hills Golf Center (golf):
Head NW on W. McCarty St. toward Missouri Blvd.
Turn left onto Missouri Blvd.
Turn left to merge onto US-54 W
Take the Missouri C/Southwest Blvd. exit toward Ellis Blvd.
Turn left onto Ellis Blvd.
At the traffic circle take the 2nd exit to stay on Ellis Blvd.
Arrive at Oak Hills Golf Center on the righthand side

To Turkey Creek Golf Center (golf skills):
Head NW on W. McCarty St. toward Missouri Blvd.
Turn left onto Missouri Blvd.
Turn right onto US-50 W/US-63 N
Take exit onto US-54 E/US-63 N
Take exit toward Missouri W
Turn left onto Cedar City Dr.Turn right onto 391/Oilwell Rd.
Turn left onto Oilwell Rd.
Arrive at Turkey Creek Golf Center on the righthand side

To Binder Sports Complex (Opening Ceremony, softball):
Head NW on W. McCarty St. toward Missouri Blvd.
Turn left onto Missouri Blvd.
Turn right onto US-50 W/US-63 N
Take exit toward Apache Flats/St. Martins
Continue on Bus. 50 W
Turn right onto Binder Lake Rd.
Arrive at Binder Sports Complex on left and righthand side

To Blair Oaks High School (bocce):
Head NW on W. McCarty St. toward Missouri Blvd.
Turn left onto Missouri Blvd.
Turn left to merge onto US-54
Take MO C/Southwest Blvd. exit toward Ellis Blvd.
Turn left onto Ellis Blvd.
Turn right onto Lorenzo Green Dr.
Turn left onto State Hwy. B
Arrive at Blair Oaks High School football field on lefthand side

To Training for Life Campus (dinner, dance, Input Councils, Healthy Athletes):
Head NW toward W. McCarty St.
Turn right toward W. McCarty St.
Turn left onto W. McCarty St.
Turn left onto Missouri Blvd.
Turn left to merge onto US-54 W
Take the Missouri C/Southwest Blvd. exit toward Ellis Blvd.
Turn left onto Ellis Blvd.
Turn right onto Christy Dr.
Turn left onto Special Olympics Dr.

To Helias Catholic High School (flag football):
Head NW on W. McCarty toward Missouri Blvd.
Turn left onto Missouri Blvd.
Turn left onto Kansas St.
Turn right at South Blvd.
Keep left to continue on Myrtle Ave.
Arrive at Helias Catholic High School on lefthand side

 

Map 



Coaches' Handbook
Click here to download the coaches' handbook

 

Hotels

Mention Special Olympics Missouri for the special room rate at these family and fan hotels!

Capitol Plaza Hotel
415 W. McCarty St.
573-635-1234

MORE COMING SOON!

Individuals will just need to ask for Special Olympics rate.

Sponsorships:

For information about sponsoring this event, please contact Carol Griffin at 573.635.1660 x 28.  

Statewide Partners: 

  LETR, law enforcement

   

2018 Platinum Sponsors:

 

Zimmer Radio Group      

2018 Gold Sponsors: 

 

     

 

 

 

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