St. Louis Metro Area

Area Contact Information

2945 S. Brentwood
St. Louis, MO 63144
Phone: 314-961-7755
Fax: 314-961-0660

Area Staff:
Jocelyn Diehl, Regional Program Director

Pete Paciorek, Senior Director of Development

Kellen Wolters, Development Director

Counties served:
Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles City, St. Louis City, St. Louis County and Warren

St. Louis Metro events

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St. Louis Public Schools Young Athlete Program

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Franklin County Local Bowling Tournament

October 13 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
120 Dell Centre Way
Union, MO 63084 United States
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Jefferson County Local Bowling Tournament

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
6045 W Outer Rd.
Imperial, MO 63052 United States

Jefferson County school and recreational programs are welcome, as are those outside the county, to compete at Imperial Lanes or Quonset Bowl!  Lunch will be provided.  Please submit roster forms…

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St. Louis Public Schools Local Bowling Tournament

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
7960 Clayton Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63117 United States
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St. Louis Public Schools Local Bowling Tournament

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
7960 Clayton Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63117 United States
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St. Louis Metro Area Bowling Tournament

November 5 @ 9:00 am - November 6 @ 4:00 pm
1254 Dougherty Ferry Rd.
Valley Park, MO 63088 United States
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State Indoor Games

March 24, 2023 @ 8:00 am - March 25, 2023 @ 9:00 pm

2023 State Indoor Games Friday, March 24th – Saturday, March 25th St. Charles, MO Sports: Bowling, Basketball Other Events: Dance, Bingo, Healthy Athletes, Sports Zone

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St. Clair Local Track Meet

April 21, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
1015 High School Dr.
St. Clair, Missouri 63077

The rain date for this event is scheduled for Friday, April 28.

St. Louis Metro blog posts

Cortez Jackson - State Outdoor Games 2021

Special Olympics Missouri to host State Outdoor Games in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY — The 2022 Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) State Outdoor Games will bring around 1,100 athletes, coaches, volunteers and Unified partners from across the state to Jefferson City, Oct.…

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SOMO Weekend Recap: Sept. 16-18, 2022

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Sept. 16-18, 2022! Friday, Sept. 16 SOMO held its St. Louis Metro Area Golf Tournament…

St. Louis Metro Area Bocce

PHOTOS: St. Louis Metro Area Bocce Tournament

ST. LOUIS – Our Special Olympics Missouri athletes had so much fun at the St. Louis Metro Area Bocce Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. Check out some of the…

Several SOMO athletes participated in the Jayson Tatum Basketball Camp August 4-5, 2022 in St. Louis, Mo.

SOMO athletes participate in Jayson Tatum Basketball Camp

ST. LOUIS – Several Special Olympics Missouri athletes and Unified partners had the opportunity to participate in the annual Jayson Tatum Basketball Camp August 4-5 at Chaminade College Preparatory School.…

2022 USA Games, Special Olympics, BL, Bowling, Boardwalk Bowl, Presented by Zappos, Team Missouri

Bush bowls game of her life after receiving new hearing aids at USA Games

Author: Diego Branda | Special Olympics Missouri marketing and communications intern ORLANDO – The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games were full of fierce competition and amazing accomplishments. Thousands of athletes…

Two SOMO volleyball teams shake hands at the State Summer Games at the MizzouRec on Friday, May 20, 2022 in Columbia, Mo.

SOMO hosts successful State Summer Games in Columbia

COLUMBIA – Special Olympics Missouri hosted its State Summer Games May 20-22 in Columbia. It was SOMO’s first full three-day event since 2018. “SOMO has been through so much these…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson is a sales manager for the Greater Saint Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau with an emphasis on sports marketplace, where he has had the pleasure of co-chairing the…

John Ottenad speaks at the opening ceremony for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri May 25 in St. Charles.

Ottenad family launches torch run

Marilyn Ottenad and her family tearfully listened to a chronology of the Torch Run’s success and the impact her late son, Jeff, continues to have on the annual event.

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‘Unified Days’ kick off Return to Play activities

By DILLEN MAYFIELD Festus High School Festus High School Student Council hosted a Unified Track day for their entire district on April 15, culminating several months of planning. I went…

Matt LaCaille stands in front of the dental exam room at Special Olympics Missouri's Training for Life Campus.

SOMO wows Knights of Columbus

By JODIE JACKSON JR. | Special Olympics Missouri JEFFERSON CITY – Seeing really was believing for Matt LaCaille and a hundred or so other Knights of Columbus members who recently…

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