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SOMO Weekend Recap: Oct. 13-16

AHCA Finals in Sedalia

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Oct. 13-16, 2022!

Franklin County Local Bowling Tournament – Thursday, Oct. 13

Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) hosted its Franklin County Local Bowling Tournament on Thursday at Oasis Lanes in Union, Mo.!

Read more about the tournament here.

KC Fall Party – Thursday, Oct. 13

The KC Metro Area held a fall party this past Thursday at Swope Park! There was food, games and plenty of memories made!

Who is invited?  Everyone that is associated with SOMO!  Athletes, their families, Knights of Columbus, LETR, volunteers, SOMO Staff, etc.

Thank you to KC Parks & Rec and C&C Trucking for sponsoring the event!

STL Metro Area SSD Bocce Tournament – Friday, Oct. 14

The Special School District hosted a bocce tournament at Lutheran South High School this past Friday!

Strikers for SOMO – Saturday, Oct. 15

Our first-ever Strikers for SOMO Bowling Tournament was held on Saturday at Strikers Bowling Lanes in Jefferson City. This was a Unified event, pairing SOMO athletes with intellectual disabilities and members of the community as teammates. This Unified approach helps create an environment of acceptance and inclusion. This event provided a unique opportunity to raise awareness of Special Olympics Missouri, show the abilities of our athletes and share our message of unity and inclusion through the sport of bowling.

Special Olympics Missouri Slam – Saturday, Oct. 15

Louisiana High School hosted a wrestling event to benefit Special Olympics Missouri. There were a handful of SOMO athletes on hand for the event. It was a great event spearheaded by officer Christopher Powell of the NECC (NE Correctional Center) in Bowling Green. The proceeds from the event will go to SOMO.

There were some star wrestlers on hand: Champions Matt Hughes, Dan “The Beast” Severn and Hollywood actor Bishop Stevens. Three of our SOMO had a chance to go on stage and play tug-o-war against some of the wrestlers.

Thank you to NECC Correctional Officer Chris Powell and his fundraising committee for their great support of SOMO and our athletes!

AHCA National Finals – Special Olympics Missouri Exhibition – Saturday, Oct. 15

SOMO athletes had the opportunity to fundraise and compete in the American Horsemen Challenge Association’s National Finals on Saturday at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia!