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SOMO Sum Ups: Nov. 7-13

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Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from November 7-13, 2023!

Training for Life Campus Weekly Events and Classes: November 7-10

We have been loving the Training for Life Campus November events so far! Don’t miss out on these fun events and head to the Training for Life Campus for some month-long fun.

Waynesville Local Bowling Tournament: Tuesday, November 7

Athletes came out to Daughtery Bowl Fort Leonard Wood for a Waynesville Local Bowling Tournament on Tuesday. Great job to everyone who competed!

KC Metro Unified Volleyball Intramural League: Tuesday, November 7

We wrapped up our 4-Week Unified Volleyball Intramural League with UMKC Tuesday night by playing on the main court! Super thankful for our partnership with UMKC. More coming your way in 2024!

Central Area Bowling Tournament–Salem: Wednesday, November 8

Athletes competed at the Salem Bowling Center on Wednesday for the Central Area Bowling Tournament. Amazing job to everyone who participated!

St. Louis Metro Area TopGolf Competition: Wednesday, November 8

The St. Louis Metro Area Office was proud to partner with the Chesterfield TopGolf facility to offer the first Areawide competition for Singles and Unified Doubles TopGolf on Wednesday!

Southwest Area Bowling: Thursday, November 9

Athletes bowled at Sunshine Lanes for the Southwest Area Bowling Tournament on Thursday! Fantastic job to everyone you competed!

Fourth Annual 15 and the Mahomies event: Thursday, November 9

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes continued his support for Special Olympics Missouri at the Fourth Annual 15 and the Mahomies event on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, in Kansas City! SOMO is so thankful Mahomes chose to support our organization for the fourth straight year!

“We had the opportunity to bring two of our athletes, and they had the time of their lives,” McDonough-Hunt said. “We are forever grateful to Patrick, Brittany, and the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation for the amazing financial gift, but also for this opportunity for our athletes to make unforgettable memories. It was truly a magical night.”

Read more about the night here!

Gaming for Inclusion: Saturday, November 11

Special Olympics, Microsoft and Xbox teamed up to bring athletes Gaming for Inclusion this past weekend! We hosted a Rocket League tournament November 11-12, 2023, to showcase the great gamers across Special Olympics.  The winners of all the tournaments will be eligible to compete with celebrities in a gaming showcase on November 18th, 2023 that will be live-streamed for the world to watch! Great job to everyone who competed!

St. Louis Rummage Sale: Saturday, November 11

The St. Louis Metro Area held a Rummage Sale in partnership with the Maplewood Richmond Heights Kiwanis Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 11th. Thank you to our wonderful SOMO community for donating items. We raised $1583 for our SOMO athletes!

North Area Bowling: Saturday, November 11

Fast Lanes in Chillicothe hosted the North Area Bowling Tournament on Saturday! Great job to everyone who participated!

KC Metro Area Bowling: Saturday, November 11

We held a KC Metro Area Bowling tournament at Premier Bowling this past weekend! Great job to all the athletes who came out and bowled!

Southeast Area Bowling Tournament: Saturday, November 11

We held our first Southwest Area Bowling Tournament in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, Nov. 11 at West Park Lanes. Fantastic job to everyone who participated!

Southwest Area Bowling: Sunday, November 12

Sunshine Lanes hosted another Southwest Area bowling tournament on Sunday. Great job to all the athletes that competed!

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting: Monday, November 13

SOMO athlete & employee Allen Tobin was in Atlanta for the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo! Allen spoke Monday afternoon about his health story and the importance of Healthy Athletes! Nice job Allen!

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