Southeast Area

Area Contact Information

1625 N. Kingshighway / Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone: 573-339-6733 or 573-339-6342 / Fax: 573-339-6370

Area Staff:
Penny Williams, Development Director
Scott Williams, Program Director
Jen Rose, Program Coordinator

Counties served:
Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dent, Dunklin, Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Oregon, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, St. Francois, St. Genevieve, Stoddard, Washington and Wayne

Southeast Area events

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State Indoor Games

March 15 @ 8:00 am - March 16 @ 6:00 pm

The 2024 State Indoor Games will take place in St. Charles, MO from March 15-16, 2024. For the most updated schedule, visit somo.org/indoorgames. For more information contact Luke Lamb at…

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Poplar Bluff High School National Banner Celebration

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We are so excited to celebrate Poplar Bluff receiving National Banner Recognition for their dedication to inclusion! Learn more: https://www.specialolympics.org/what-we-do/unified-champion-schools/banner-recognition-program Our Highest Honor: National Banner Recognition

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St. Genevieve Unified Classic

April 11 @ 12:00 am
275 N 9th St
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 United States

Questions to Scott Williams at swilliams@somo.org Rain Date – Thursday, April 18th Mi

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Poplar Bluff Spring Games

April 12 @ 12:00 am
335 N Westwood Blvd
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901 United States

Questions to Scott Williams at swilliams@somo.org Rain Date – Wednesday, April 17th

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Cape Girardeau Spring Games

April 20 @ 12:00 am
265 Notre Dame Dr.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 United States

Questions to Scott Williams at swilliams@somo.org Rain Date – Saturday, April 27th

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MAAA Track & Field Meet

May 7 @ 12:00 am
7157 Raider Road
Bonne Terre, MO 63628

Questions to Scott Williams at swilliams@somo.org Rain Date – Thursday, May 9th

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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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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

Southeast Area blog posts

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SOMO Sum Ups: Feb. 13-20

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Feb. 13-Feb. 19! Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for the new year!…

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RELEASE: SOMO seeks volunteers for 2024 State Indoor Games

ST. CHARLES – The 2024 Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) State Indoor Games will bring more than 1,500 athletes, coaches, volunteers and Unified partners from across the state to St. Charles,…

Cape Girardeau Polar Plunge 2024

RELEASE: 18th Annual Cape Girardeau Polar Plunge raises more than $55,000 for SOMO

CAPE GIRARDEAU – The 18th Annual Cape Girardeau Polar Plunge on Feb. 3 at Cape County Park North was a splashing success, raising over $55,000 to date. 134 brave men…

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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!…

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RELEASE: SOMO prepares for 18th Annual Cape Girardeau Polar Plunge and Polar Bear Strut 5k

CAPE GIRARDEAU – The 18th Annual Cape Girardeau Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024. Brave men and women from around the area will don Hawaiian-themed costumes…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Nov. 28- Dec. 4

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Nov. 28- Dec. 4, 2023! Training for Life Campus Weekly Events and Classes: Nov. 28- Dec. 1 This past week was another…

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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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