GMC CanyonGo the extra mile for Special Olympics Missouri athletes!

According to US News and World Report, the GMC Canyon Truck is one of the best small pickups for towing and hauling. By going the extra mile (the Canyon gets good gas mileage too!), YOU could win a 2020 GMC Canyon 4x4 Truck*! 

Generously donated by Missouri Automobile Dealers Association, this truck has lots of great convenient features and is enjoyable to drive. Raffle tickets are $5 and can be purchased starting in April.

All proceeds from the Drive it Home Raffle go directly to programs and services and support individuals with intellectual disabilities.

*Actual color may vary from photo.


And the Winner of the 2019 Drive it Home Raffle is...

Kevin McClellan! There was anticipation as he selected the key that opened the door to the 2019 Jeep Wrangler. He was the sixth of seven finalists to select a key. The room was quiet and when the door opened everyone cheered. It was pretty amazing, as you can see from the photos below. Congrats to Kevin on winning the Jeep Wrangler. The remaining six finalists each received $500! Congrats to the following Area Finalists: Jimmy Andrews (Southeast Area), Don Bernskoetter (Central Area), John Mutz (North Area), Candace Cervantes (KC Area), Cynthia Bradshaw (St. Louis Area) and Sue Schwoeppe (St. Louis Area).     

Special Olympics Missouri is honored to partner with Missouri Automobile Dealers Association every year for our Drive it Home Raffle. They generously donate a vehicle and work tirelessly to ensure that the promotion is a success. Stay tuned as we will announce the 2020 vehicle soon! 



Don Bernskoetter purchased four tickets from Raffle partner CMR Masonry. Don enjoys being and working on their family farm. His wife, Georgene often volunteers in the community and they look forward to attending the giveaway event. If they win the Jeep, they plan to enjoy driving it for a while and may sell it and donate the proceeds back to Special Olympics Missouri. Truly generous! Ticket #: 026856

John Mutz purchased 50 tickets from SOMO staff member Melody Prawitz at the East Hills Mall. In college he knew someone who was connected to Special Olympics, so he would join them for local events. If he wins the Jeep, he plans to take a road trip to visit people in other states that he has not seen for a while; after all that is what a Jeep owner does! Ticket #: 067650

Jimmy Andrews purchased 10 tickets from Candi Quaite, who also happens to be his wife’s mom. Jimmy is connected to Special Olympics through Candi and likes to volunteer to support her work. One of their vehicles recently broke down so he is excited about this awesome opportunity to replace that vehicle. If he wins the Jeep, he will give it to his wife to drive. Ticket #: 086084

Kevin McClellan and his wife, Debbie, have been connected to Special Olympics Missouri for several years. They participate in the Joplin Truck Convoy and are close friends with Robin Anderson, SOMO staff member. They enjoy traveling and supporting SOMO as well as other charitable causes. They purchased 120 tickets from Robin the week before the deadline! If they win the Jeep, they will tow it behind their motor home! Ticket #: 082551

Candace Cervantes purchased two tickets from Laura Thomas of Riverside Police Department at Riverside’s Loud and Local event. She is a nurse practitioner and tries to give back to the community as often as she can. She is excited about being an area finalist and looks forward to learning more about Special Olympics. If she wins the Jeep, she MAY give it to her 16-year-old! Ticket #: 023541

Cynthia Bradshaw purchased two tickets at Chimi’s Restaurant Tip-A-Cop in Overland. Her and her husband frequent the restaurant. She volunteers in the community and hopes to do more with Special Olympics Missouri in the future. When asked what she would do if she won the Jeep, her response was: “Drive it.” Ticket #: 044648

Sue Schwoeppe purchased eight tickets from one of our Raffle Partners, Treloar Bar and Grill. Her sister owns the business. Being selected as a finalist surprised her, since she does not win things very often. She volunteers in the community and is looking forward to learning more about Special Olympics Missouri. As Jeep fans, they currently own one, so a new Jeep Wrangler will be a nice addition to the family. Ticket #: 037767


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Why support the Raffle?

Kit Gillihan, Special Olympics Missouri athlete, is profiled for a KSMU story about his unwavering commitment to continue his training despite the 2019 Summer Games cancelation in June. Kit posses the qualities of a SOMO athlete of determination, focus and goal setting. When you buy a ticket for the 2019 Drive It Home raffle you will benefit Kit and more than 16,400 Missouri athletes who will be participate in more than 300 programs offered statewide this year. 

Stacey Koeller, SOMO Regional Development Director, was interviewed July 8 by Faune Riggin, KZIM / KSIM radio host, about the Drive It Home Raffle. Learn how the purchase of a raffle ticket gives you an opportunity to win a 2019 Jeep Wrangle 4x4 and cash prizes, and how the money raised will help provide programming and events for more than 16,400 Missouri athletes!

Raffle Partners
Click links for more information about our Raffle Partners.


Central Area
CMR Masonry
C & R Markets
Dsport Graphics
JB Auto & Truck Service
Jefferson City Pickleball Club
WK Family

Kansas City Area
Anytime Fitness
Epic Sports Lodge
Hern Group - Keller Williams Realty
Kansas City Corporate Challenge
Doug Triplett, DDS
Sun Fresh Market
M & H Automotive
Summit Lending
KC Jeep Club

North Area
ICM Biofuels, LLC
Insurance Matters, LLC
Golden Corral
Midwest Method
Randolph Seating & Mobility
Jared's Jams

Southeast Area
Morlan Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram
Southern Cross Medical
Helping Hands
Southern Convenience Stores

Southwest Area
Certified Express, Inc
New Visions
Ride-N-Drive Motorsports, LLC

St. Louis Area
Auto Spa in Ellisville, MO
Find Your Piece Resale
#TeamBranch Fitness & Training
Treloar Bar & Grill 


2018 Drive it Home Raffle

On Saturday, Nov. 17, we celebrated with seven area finalists from across the state, who purchased tickets for the Drive it Home Raffle. They were all winners before they arrived! They visited the Training for Life campus, enjoyed a tour, dinner and watched our athletes participate in their very first camp at the TLC! A truly remarkable weekend in so many ways! Click here to meet all of the finalists


Drive It Home Raffle made possible thanks to:

LETR, law enforcement



Special Olympics Missouri unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power of sports.  Using sports as a catalyst and programming around health, education, leadership, and youth involvement, we establish partnerships that amplify the strengths, joy, confidence, success, and fulfillment of individuals with intellectual disabilities, on the playing field and in life.  Our athletes need YOU!  Get involved!  Become a coach, volunteer, recruit a future athlete!  Contact your local office to learn more: