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SOMO Weekend Recap: Dec. 14-18

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Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Dec. 14-18, 2022!

Unified Christmas Party – Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022

88 students and staff members from Camdenton, Jefferson City, Capital City and California spent the day at the Training for Life Campus this past Wednesday. The students consisted of many SOMO athletes and Unified partners. Together, they played volleyball and participated in several fun holiday activities.

Kansas City Metro Area Holiday Party – Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022

The Kansas City Metro Area held its annual Christmas party at the Mancave this past Wednesday! Athletes, coaches, volunteers and supporters all came together to celebrate the end of the year. Of course – everyone was encouraged to wear an ugly Christmas sweater!

Branson Tip-A-Cop – Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022

The Branson Police Department held a Tip-A-Cop event at Mezcal Restaurant this past Thursday, The department was able to raise $1,607.59 for SOMO!

Norm Stewart Classic – Dec. 15-17, 2022

Two Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) basketball teams competed in the 2022 Norm Stewart Classic at Mizzou Arena on Friday, Dec. 16.

Moberly and Mexico played in two separate exhibition games on Norm Stewart Court. This was the second straight year Norm Stewart has invited SOMO teams to participate in his annual tournament!

Shoutout to longtime SOMO supporter Curt Yaeger for volunteering to be the referee!

For more on the big matchup, check out our story! We also have some great photos from the weekend here.

SOMO was also one of the beneficiaries of the Norm Stewart Classic. SOMO athletes, staff and volunteers ran the concession stand all weekend long. A HUGE thank you to everyone for working the long hours at this 48 hour basketball tournament!

Basketball Clinic with Rockhurst University – Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022

Rockhurst University and The Whole Person hosted a free basketball clinic for SOMO athletes this past Saturday. After the clinic, the athletes were able to attend the Rockhurst vs. Avila basketball game free of charge!

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