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SOMO Sum Ups: June 3-10

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Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from June 3-10, 2024!

Fourth Annual Evening with Andy Reid: Wednesday, June 5

The Fourth Annual Evening with Andy Reid on Wednesday, June 5, was a spectacular success! Before the program began, Coach Reid personally met with each of the SOMO athletes for memorable photo opportunities. We were so excited to welcome Chiefs players George Karlaftis and Justin Reid back to this event as well. Hosted by the Voice of the Chiefs, Mitch Holthus, the evening was filled with inspiring moments and unforgettable interactions.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who donated and participated in the auction to support our SOMO athletes. We also extend our gratitude to our event sponsors [sponsor names here]. Your generosity and support made this incredible evening possible!

Stay tuned for photos and a recap article from this event!

KC Sports Experience: June 7-8

The second annual KC Sports Experience, cohosted with the Police Athletic League of Kansas City (PAL), was a fun day of community and sports! The event offered a variety of fun indoor and outdoor sports for ages 8 and up, all free of charge. Attendees had the opportunity to learn skills in soccer, flag football, bocce, volleyball, pickleball, and even boxing. With a fantastic turnout and plenty of enthusiastic participants, the KC Sports Experience once again proved to be a highlight in the community, promoting fitness, teamwork, and athletic development for all.

Summer Kick-off with Rogue Missouri Jeepers: Saturday, June 8

On Saturday, June 8th, Special Olympics Missouri had an amazing Summer Kick-off day with Rogue Missouri Jeepers! Our athletes enjoyed trail rides in the jeeps, participated in an exciting auction, and even got to choose the best jeep for a special prize! The event was not only fun but also incredibly generous, raising over $5,000 for our Central Area through a fantastic fundraiser. A heartfelt THANK YOU to Rogue Missouri Jeepers for getting our athletes involved and for your unwavering support!

KC Royals Baseball Clinic: Sunday, June 9

On June 9, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., the KC Royals hosted an exclusive Baseball Clinic that was an big success! Participants of all ages had a unique opportunity to learn from the pros. All athletes received a jersey and up to four tickets to enjoy the 1:10 p.m. game following the clinic. This unforgettable experience not only honed baseball skills but also brought fans closer to the action, making it a day to remember for everyone involved.

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