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SOMO Sum Ups: April 25- May 1

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Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from April 25-May 1, 2023! It was a busy week!

Southwest Area Track & Field- Wednesday, April 26

A busy week of track and field kicked off at Clever High School with the Southwest Area Track and Field Meet. Opening Ceremonies were at 9:15 a.m. and games begin at 9:30 a.m. The day concluded with final events at 1:30 p.m. Amazing job to all the athletes that participated in this event! 

Young Athlete Program- Wednesday, April 26

Another great week of this re-occurring program! Special Olympics Young Athletes is an early childhood play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities, ages two to seven. Young Athletes introduces basic sport skills, like running, kicking and throwing. Young Athletes offers families, teachers, caregivers and community members the chance to share the joy of sports with all children.

If you missed last week’s program, click here to check out upcoming opportunities!

North Area Aquatics Meet – Wednesday, April 26

The North Area Aquatics Meet was hosted at Thomas Eagleton Indoor Pool. Great job to all the athletes that competed last Wednesday!

STL Metro SSD Track and Field Meet- Wednesday, April 26

Special School District at McCluer North High School hosted a Track and Field Meet this past Wednesday! Fantastic job to all the athletes that came out and competed!

NFL Draft Day Experience- Wednesday, April 26

A group of our SOMO athletes had the amazing opportunity to experience The NFL Draft Day Experience consisting of football skills and drills clinic led by USA football coaches as well as a community service project for SOMO athletes and Unified partners!

On Saturday, SOMO athlete Richard Scott also had the opportunity to co-announce a pick on Day 3 of the 2023 NFL Draft!

Click here to read our blog post about the day and see more photos!

KC Metro Pickleball Clinic- Wednesday, April 26

Last week was the last Pickleball Clinic of our 6-Week program that started in March! The clinic emphasized foundational skills and took place Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m., March 22 to April 26.

If you are interested in participating in the state pickleball tournament or getting more information, click here.

Warrensburg Local Track Meet- Thursday, April 27

Warrensburg hosted a local track meet last Thursday. Nice job to all the athletes that competed!

STL Metro SSD Track and Field Meet- Friday, April 28

Another great unified track and field meet hosted by Special School District at Hazelwood West High School. Shoutout to all the athletes who came out to run and compete on Friday!

Poplar Bluff Spring Games- Friday, April 28

The Spring Games in Poplar Bluff were a huge success! Thank you to all the volunteers and law enforcement who helped make this event possible.

Southwest Area Track & Field- Friday, April 28

Our Southwest Area athletes ran into the weekend with an area track meet at Carl Junction High School! Great job to all the amazing athletes who participated!

North Area Track Meet (Savannah, MO)- Saturday, April 29

Savannah Middle School hosted the North Area Track Meet this past weekend. Great job to all the talented athletes that came out and competed!

KC Metro Area Spring Games Track & Field Meet- Saturday, April 29

Lee Summit North High School hosted this track and field meet this past Saturday. Check out these great pictures of our SOMO athletes!

St. Louis Metro Area Spring Games- Saturday, April 29

To wrap up a week full of amazing track and field, Westminster Christian Academy hosted the St. Louis Metro Area Spring Games! Fantastic job to all the athletes that competed!

Kirksville Pickleball Clinic- Saturday, April 29

Kirksville YMCA hosted this pickleball clinic last week! Shout out to camp clinician Daniel Thompson for hosting the clinic and to pickleball commissioners Aiden Petterson and Ken Petterson for instructing!

If you are interested in participating in the state pickleball tournament or getting more information, click here.

Southeast Area Soccer Clinic with SEMO Redhawks Soccer Team- Saturday, April 29

This free soccer clinic was in conjunction with the SEMO Lady Redhawks Soccer Team at the Cape Girardeau Sportsplex! Southeast Area athletes learned the fundamentals of soccer from skilled clinicians and had a blast in a fantastic facility!

Southwest Area Volleyball- Sunday, April 30

Missouri State University hosted this volleyball tournament at the Foster Recreation Center! Warm-up and practice started at 11 a.m. and the first game began at 11:30 a.m. Great job to all of our SOMO volleyball athletes that competed!

2023 Central Area Aquatics- Sunday, April 30

To wrap up a busy week of SOMO sports, Hickman High School hosted the Central Area Aquatics Meet on Sunday! Nice job to all the swimmers who came out and participated in this great swim meet!

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