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SOMO Sum Ups: June 11-17

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Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from June 11-17, 2024!

Cops on the Coop: St. Peters and Creve Coeur Police Departments Team Up with Chick-fil-A

On Friday, June 7th, the St. Peters Police Department teamed up with Chick-fil-A for a Cops on the Coop event, followed by the Creve Coeur Police Department on Tuesday, June 11th. These events brought the community together to support Special Olympics Missouri athletes! Thank you to our law enforcement officers and everyone who attended.

Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat at the Royals game: Thursday, June 13

The 2023 Area Coach of the Year, Coach Jim Smith, received a special honor on June 13, taking his place in the Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat at a Royals game. This recognition highlighted Coach Smith’s exceptional contributions to coaching. We are deeply grateful to have such an extraordinary coach at SOMO. Thank you, Coach Smith!

Healthy Hustle: Wednesday, June 12 & Friday, June 14

The Healthy Hustle event in Springfield took place from June 12th and ends this week on July 19th, 2024. On Wednesdays, participants gathered from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for invigorating walking sessions and on Fridays, they enjoyed a relaxing yoga class from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Healthy Hustle aims to make workouts and activities enjoyable while promoting fitness results, providing a space for athletes to experience the transformative power of a healthy routine.

KC Metro Pickleball Clinic – MAKE-UP DATE: Sunday, June 16

The make-up date for the KC Pickleball Clinic was a great success! The clinic offered two sessions, each lasting four weeks, held on Sunday evenings from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.

Check out these photos from past clinics in the KC Metro Area!

Gary Brimer Sports Camp: Monday, June 17

The long-anticipated Gary Brimer Sports Camp began on Monday this week, with athletes coming in from across the state starting on Sunday. Check out this fantastic recap blog post by athlete leader Lynna Hodgson to get all the details from arrival day! Stay tuned for more updates on camp and click here for regular photo updates.

SOMO Athlete Charlie Phillips announced as St. Joseph Area Sports Hall of Fame Special Olympics Area Athlete of the Year

The St. Joseph Area Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony, presented by ATHA Bros AG, will take place on Sunday, August 25. The ceremony will recognize Charlie Phillips, the Special Olympics Area Athlete of the Year, for his outstanding achievements. Congratulations to Charlie for this amazing accomplishment!

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