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SOMO Sum Ups: Sept. 12-18

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Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from September 12-18, 2023!

Training for Life Campus Music Class: Tuesday, September 12

During our music class, groups may sing, play instruments or listen to music. They can also discuss the meaning of the lyrics. This class will provide a wide variety of different coping skills, including breathing techniques, rhythmic grounding and relaxation.  Check out our calendar to see upcoming music class opportunities!

Training for Life Campus Open Gym: September 12, 13, 14, 15

The Training for Life Campus is still holding Open Gym sessions! We are open from 1-3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays for open play. This is for registered athletes only or pre-approved groups. Shout out to all the athletes who came out this week to have some fun and come visit us next week if you haven’t already!

If you have any questions please contact Craig Hall at

KC Metro Unified Flag Football Intramural League: Wednesday, September 15

UMKC Campus Recreation Center hosted this Unified Flag Football Intramurals! Intramurals take place on Wednesday evenings from 5:45 – 7:00 p.m. from September 6 to October 4 at the UMKC Campus Recreation Center. Click here for more information!

KC Metro/ North Area Golf: Thursday, September 14

Athletes took to the green on the Shoal Creek Golf Course for this KC metro and north area day of golfing. Great job to all the athletes that competed!

Training for LifeTraining for Life Campus Workout Class: Thursday, September 14

This exercise class is designed especially for people with disabilities and is structured to make you feel better and have more energy with low-impact stretches. Check out our calendar for more opportunities like this or contact Craig Hall at

Speakers at JC Diocese: Thursday, September 14

Thank you so much to the Diocese of Jefferson City for inviting SOMO Athlete Leaders Abby Bax and Anna McDaniel to speak at your Lunch & Learn this past week!

Dare to Dream Charity Golf Tournament: Saturday, September 16

The 19th annual Dare to Dream Golf Tournament was a success! Thank you to all who came and made it possible. Over $17,000 was raised! Thank you to all of our athletes. This tournament raised money to help athletes attend the KC Sports Experience at no cost to them! The KC Sports Experience is an opportunity for athletes across Kansas City to fine-tune their skills or learn new skills in the sports of Soccer, Flag Football, Pickleball, Boxing, Basketball, and Bocce. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our athletes!

North Area Bocce Tournament: Saturday, September 16

Great job to all the athletes who participated in the North Area Bocce Tournament at Hyde Park on Saturday! Thank you to all the coaches and volunteers who helped out.

STLM Flag Football Tournament: Sunday, September 17

This Flag Football Tournament took place at Holt High School on Sunday. Amazing job to all the athletes who participated!

Southeast Area Tennis Clinic Camp and Competition: Monday, September 18

We had a great evening of tennis with the Cape Central High Tennis Team on Monday.
It was a day full of drills, match play and friendship! Fantastic job to all the athletes who participated!

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