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SOMO Sum Ups: March 21-27

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Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from March 21-27, 2023!

Laquey Local Basketball Tournament- Tuesday, March 21

This basketball tournament took place last Tuesday! Fantastic job to all the athletes that competed!

Unified Intramural Basketball- Tuesday, March 21

A night of Unified Intramural Basketball took place at Missouri State University last Tuesday. Nice job to all the athletes that competed!

Young Athlete Program- Tuesday, March 21

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!

KC Metro Pickleball Clinic- Wednesday, March 22

SOMO is hosting a FREE 6-Week Pickleball Clinic in collaboration with KC Parks & Rec!  The clinic emphasizes foundational skills and takes place Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m., March 22 to April 26.

SW SOMO Basketball Game at Rotary Tournament- Thursday, March 23

Great job to all the athletes that participated in this annual basketball tournament in Springfield!

State Indoor Games- Friday, March 24- Saturday, March 25

The 2023 SOMO State Indoor Games brought more than 1,500 athletes, coaches, volunteers and Unified partners from across the state to St. Charles, March 24-25. The theme this year was disco! This year’s State Indoor Games featured two sports: Basketball and Bowling. The bowling competition was on Friday, and our basketball competition took place on Saturday.

You can find more photos from the State Indoor Games on our Flickr page! Here’s a full recap from our State Indoor Games!

North Area Young Athletes Program (Maryville)- Monday, March 27

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 (

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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