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

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

2021 Gary Brimer Sports Camp Final

Gary Brimer Sports Camp

June 18 @ 5:00 pm - June 23 @ 11:00 am
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

Gary Brimer Sports Camp gives athletes a chance to experience several different sports while also learning important life skills. In addition to sports opportunities, athletes have the opportunity to learn…

A volunteer shoots off a starter gun and three athletes burst forward from the starting lane

SE Area/STL Metro Area Softball Tournament – Shawnee Park Sports Complex

July 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
1157 South West End Boulevard
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 United States

Come join us!!! We are very exited to host the SE/STL Area Softball tournament at beautiful Shawnee Park Sports Complex in Cape Girardeau! Scott Williams – SOUTHEAST DIRECTOR Jocelyn…

State Pickleball Fact Sheet

State Pickleball Championship

July 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

PICKLEBALL IS HERE! We are excited to hold SOMO’s inaugural State Pickleball Tournament in Jefferson City on Saturday, July 15th, 2023! More details to come. Contact Luke Lamb at…

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Francis Howell Local Softball Tournament

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
2549 Hackmann Rd.
St. Charles, MO 63303 United States
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2023 State Outdoor Games

October 6 @ 8:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm

The 2023 State Outdoor Games will take place in Jefferson City, MO from October 6th through October 8th. Times and Locations TBA. Tentative Schedule (subject to change): Friday, October 6th…

Special Olympics Missouri Hall of Fame Class of 2022

2023 Awards Banquet

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
305 Special Olympics Drive
Jefferson City, MO - Missouri 65101

Special Olympics Missouri will hold its 2023 Awards Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Training for Life Campus in Jefferson City. During this event, we will honor our 2023…

Three athletes break off the starting line during a track and field race

St. Clair Local Track Meet

April 19, 2024 @ 9:30 am - April 19, 2025 @ 1:30 pm
1015 High School Dr.
St. Clair, Missouri 63077

The rain date for this event is scheduled for April 26th.

St. Louis Metro blog posts

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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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