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SOMO to host first-ever Health and Fitness Fair

A SOMO athlete from Jefferson City High School receives a physical at the Training for Life Campus in Jefferson City, Mo. on Friday, April 22, 2022.


Special Olympics Missouri is proud to host its first-ever Health and Fitness Fair on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Training for Life Campus.

The event is FREE AND OPEN to all members of the community. We’ll have health screenings, prizes, refreshments and more! Come learn about your health in a fun and exciting way!

We’ll have more than 30 booths set up inside from the following vendors:

  • Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Missouri
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross
  • Capital Region
  • Cole County Health Department
  • Community Health Center of Central Missouri
  • Department of Senior Services
  • DHSS Office of Dental Health
  • Division of Community & Public Dental Health
  • SOMO Health Promotion
  • Healthy Blue
  • Hollon Chiropractic
  • Jefferson City Medical Group
  • Lincoln University
  • Missouri Coalition for Oral Health
  • Missouri Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Missouri Footcare / FIT FEET screening
  • Missouri Mentor
  • MO Able State Treasurer’s Office
  • MO Children & Youth Special Healthcare Needs
  • MO Community of Health & Wellness
  • Planet Fitness
  • Special Needs Trust Program
  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • United Healthcare
  • Wonderland Camp Foundation

While you’re attending the event, you can also check out SOMO’s Central Area Volleyball Tournament. The competition gets going in the arena at 10 a.m.

WHO: This is a family-friendly event open to the community, students and Special Olympics athletes. Come learn about your own health while you also learn what Special Olympics offers to its athletes.

WHAT: Our first ever health fair will be held this year, and we hope you can join us! This event combines recreation, health and wellness in a single package. FREE screenings and health information are just some of the perks you’ll receive when you take advantage of this unique opportunity. We’ll have more than a dozen raffles with some amazing prizes. Plus – we’ll have games for all ages. Refreshments will be provided.

WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 9 a.m. – noon

WHERE: Special Olympics Training for Life Campus
305 Special Olympics Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101

WHY: We hope this event will serve to educate the community and our athletes about nutrition, mental health and physical fitness. Special Olympics provides Healthy Athletes®, a program that focuses on the overall health of people with intellectual impairments through a variety of health examinations. This will include Fitfeet, Health Promotion, Medfest, Funfitness, Healthy Hearing, Special Smiles, Opening Eyes and Strong Minds. For additional information, please visit our website at

CONTACT: If you’re interested in learning more or in having a booth, please contact Kyle Galbraith at (573) 644-4843 or the Special Olympics Missouri Health & Wellness Team
(Carol Griffin and Krista Evans) at (573) 635-1660.