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 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 — CANCELED

August 1 @ 8:00 am - August 3 @ 11:00 am
305 Special Olympics Drive
Jefferson City, MO - Missouri 65101

This event has been canceled. For more information, visit somo.org/camp

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East Softball Regional

August 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are hosting our East Softball Regional on Saturday, August 3 in Afton Missouri from 8 AM – 5 PM at the Afton Sports Complex

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State Soccer Tournament

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, 65101 United States

The SOMO State Soccer Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Training for Life Campus. For more information, visit somo.org/statesoccer. 

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2024 State Outdoor Games

October 11 @ 8:00 am - October 13 @ 1:00 pm

Our 2024 State Outdoor Games will be held Oct. 11-13 in Jefferson City, Mo. This year’s Outdoor Games will feature five sports: bocce, golf, tennis, softball and flag football. For…

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2024 Awards Banquet

November 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
305 Special Olympics Drive
Jefferson City, MO - Missouri 65101

Special Olympics Missouri will hold its 2024 Awards Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Training for Life Campus in Jefferson City. During this event, we will honor our 2024…

Southeast Area blog posts

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SOMO Sum Ups: April 11-17

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from April 11-17, 2023! STL Metro SSD Track and Field Meet- Tuesday, April 11 This track…

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SOMO athletes flourish during ALPs University Weekend

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) hosted its semi-annual ALPs University Weekend at the Training for Life Campus, March 31 through April 2. ALPs stands for Athlete Leadership Programs.…

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SOMO athletes shine at State Indoor Games in St. Charles

ST. CHARLES – The 2023 Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) State Indoor Games brought more than 1,500 athletes, coaches, volunteers and Unified partners from across the state to St. Charles, March…

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SOMO Sum Ups: March 21-27

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from March 21-27, 2023! Laquey Local Basketball Tournament- Tuesday, March 21 This basketball tournament took place…

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Poplar Bluff earns School of Character Award of Merit for second straight year

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri presented its 2023 School of Character Awards at the 75th annual Missouri Association of Student Councils Convention at Jefferson City High School on March…

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SOMO’s 2023 Polar Plunges raise nearly $900,000

Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is excited to announce our 11 Polar Plunges of 2023 have raised nearly $900,000! And there’s still time to donate at somo.org/plunge! In total, 2,580 brave…

2023 Cape Girardeau Polar Plunge

RELEASE: 17th Annual Cape Girardeau Polar Plunge raises $62,510 for SOMO

CAPE GIRARDEAU – The 17th Annual Cape Girardeau Polar Plunge on Feb. 25 was a splashing success, raising $62,510 to date. A total of 143 brave men and women from…

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Jersey Mike’s to support SOMO during 13th Annual Month of Giving

Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is joining forces with 12 Jersey Mike’s Subs in Missouri for the 13th Annual March “Month of Giving” campaign to support local charities. During the month…

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RELEASE: SOMO seeks volunteers for upcoming 2023 State Indoor Games in St. Charles

ST. CHARLES – The 2023 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,…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Feb. 7-13

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Feb. 7-13, 2023! STL Metro SSD Challenge Day Basketball- Tuesday, Feb. 7 This basketball Challenge…

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