SOMO Sum Ups: March 14-20
Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from March 14-20, 2023!
Young Athlete Program- Wednesday, March 15
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!
STL Metro SSD Basketball Tournament- Thursday, March 16
This basketball tournament was hosted by Special School District at Hazelwood Central HS. Nice job to all the athletes that competed!
NAIA Basketball Skills Clinic- Thursday, March 16
This free basketball clinic was hosted by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) last Thursday. Thank you so much NAIA for hosting such a fantastic event and thank you to the coaches and players who donated their time and energy!
If at first you don’t succeed, keep trying! Thank you to the @NAIA for hosting a Special Olympics basketball skills clinic last night! We had SO much fun! #SOMOUnity pic.twitter.com/mepAO8MFlq— Special Olympics MO (@SOMissouri) March 17, 2023
STL Metro SSD Basketball Tournament- Friday, March 17
This basketball tournament was hosted by Special School District at Rockwood Summit HS. Great job to all the athletes that competed!
WWE Smackdown- Friday, March 17
Some of our athletes had the opportunity to see WWE Smackdown in Kansas City up close last Friday. Thank you WWE for supporting our athletes!
Missouri Association of Student Councils’ Inclusion Revolution- Friday, March 17
On Friday, March 17th the Missouri Association of Student Councils hosted its 75th annual convention in Jefferson City. The Inclusion Revolution went from 1:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m. and modeled Unified sports and inclusion for schools across the state. SOMO athletes will enjoy Zumba, bocce and team-building activities. It was a great day highlighting Unified sports in Missouri!
AWESOME MOMENT: Our #SOMO athletes were introduced at a pep rally at the @MASCstuco Convention at @JCSchools_ this afternoon! Hundreds of students formed an #Inclusion tunnel as our athletes made their way to the stage to be recognized! #GenerationUnified @SpecialOlympics pic.twitter.com/HPJvlhESOY— Special Olympics MO (@SOMissouri) March 17, 2023
We’ve got #Unified Zumba going here at the @MASCstuco Convention! #GenerationUnified pic.twitter.com/hNC6BR7dhe— Special Olympics MO (@SOMissouri) March 17, 2023
North Area Young Athletes Program (Maryville, MO)- Monday, March 20
This is a FREE 4-week Program for children with and without intellectual disabilities between the ages of 2-7. Young Athletes introduces basic sport skills like running, kicking, and throwing. The Young Athletes Program offers families, teachers, caregivers, and people from the community the chance to share the joy of sports with all children. For more information about the Young Athletes Program, please visit Young Athletes | Special Olympics Missouri (somo.org).
If you missed Monday’s program, there are more upcoming opportunities on March 20 and 27 as well as April 3. Click here to Register!
Be sure to check out our SOMO calendar for all of our upcoming events! If you’d like to volunteer, visit our Volunteer Hub!
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