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SOMO Sum-Ups: April. 23 – 29

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Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from April. 23 – 29

Training for Life Campus Events: All Week!

TLC events are back for the new year! Check out the schedule below for all the amazing April opportunities coming up, including our 8-week “Healthy Hustle” program. Don’t miss out on these recurring classes and activities!

Jefferson County Local Track Meet: Tuesday, April 23

The Jefferson County Local Track Meet held on Tuesday, April 23, brought together athletes from across the county for a day of spirited competition and camaraderie. Participants showcased their speed, agility, and determination as they competed in various track and field events, including sprints, long jumps, and relays. Spectators cheered on the athletes, celebrating their achievements and sportsmanship in this exciting local meet.

Unified Track and Field: Thursday, April 25

SOMO hosted Unified Track and Field at the Training for Life Campus on Thursday, April 25th. Students from Russellville HS NJHS managed the competition for teams from Mexico Public Schools, California High School, and Tipton High School. This event is growing  as we learn from models across the country and work towards our goal of Unified Track and Field becoming an emerging sport with Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA). This competition highlighted each student’s strengths by running one event at a time so everyone could cheer for each participant. Coaches intentionally entered athletes and Unified partners into competitions that best matched their skills to earn the most points for their team. Students with and without intellectual disabilities worked together to earn team points during the competition, and team prizes were awarded based on the total number of points each team earned. Unified Track and Field is a higher level of competition which resulted in a more engaging and rewarding sports experience for each of the participating students.

Ladies Night Out Piccadilly Gala: Friday, April 26

The Ladies Night Out Piccadilly Gala, held on Friday, April 26, was a glamorous evening of elegance and philanthropy. The event provided an opportunity for ladies to enjoy a night of dinner, dancing, and entertainment while supporting a worthy cause. Guests dressed to impress in their finest attire, making memories and raising funds to benefit the community.

KC Metro Spring Games: Saturday, April 27

The KC Metro Spring Games, held on Saturday, April 27, brought together athletes from the Kansas City metro area for a day of competition and celebration. Participants showcased their athletic prowess in a variety of sports, including track and field, basketball, and tennis. The Spring Games offered athletes the chance to demonstrate their skills, make new friends, and experience the joy of sportsmanship and inclusion.

Be sure to check out our SOMO calendar for all of our upcoming events! If you’d like to volunteer, visit our Volunteer Hub!