Southwest Area

Area Contact Information

3524 S National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807

Office Number: 417-306-9963

Area Staff:
Haley Blevins, Development Director
Jesse Williams, Program Director

Counties served:
Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Ozark, Polk, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Vernon, Webster and Wright

Southwest Area events

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SW Area Track & Field Meet

April 24
6800 State Highway 14 W
Clever, MO 65631

🏃‍♀️ Lace up your running shoes and get ready for a day of excitement at the SW Local Track & Field Meet! 🏃‍♂️ Join us for a thrilling day of…

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SW Area Track & Field Meet

April 25
621 N Madison St
Webb City, MO 64870 United States

🏃‍♀️ Lace up your running shoes and get ready for a day of excitement at the SW Area Track & Field Meet! 🏃‍♂️ Join us for a thrilling day of…

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SW Local Track & Field Meet

May 3
100 Mustang Drive
Anderson, MO 64831 United States

🏃‍♀️ Lace up your running shoes and get ready for a day of excitement at the SW Local Track & Field Meet! 🏃‍♂️ Join us for a thrilling day of…

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Southwest Area Volleyball

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
300 W Hayward Drive
Mt. Vernon, MO 65712 United States

Our Southwest Area Volleyball Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 4. Location: 417 Athletics – 300 W Hayward Drive, Mt Vernon, MO 65712  Check-In/Warm-up: 9:45 a.m. Opening Ceremonies: 10:15…

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2024 State Summer Games

May 31 @ 8:00 am - June 2 @ 1:00 pm
Columbia, MO United States

Our 2024 State Summer Games will be held May 31 to June 2 in Columbia, Mo. This year’s Summer Games will feature four sports: volleyball, track and field, powerlifting and…

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Gary Brimer Sports Camp

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - June 21 @ 11:00 am

Our 2024 Gary Brimer Sports Camp will be held June 16-21, 2024, at the Training for Life Campus in Jefferson City! For more information, visit somo.org/camp

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State Pickleball Tournament

July 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
525 Ellis Blvd
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

The SOMO State Pickleball Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2024, at the Firley YMCA in Jefferson City. For more information, visit somo.org/statepickleball.

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Camp Courage

August 1 @ 8:00 am - August 3 @ 11:00 am
305 Special Olympics Drive
Jefferson City, MO - Missouri 65101

Our first-ever Camp Courage will be held August 1-3, 2024, at the Training for Life Campus. For more information, visit somo.org/camp

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West Softball Regional

August 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are hosting our West Softball Regional on Saturday, August 24 in Lee Summit Missouri from 8 AM – 5 PM at the Frank White  Sports Complex

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Night of Champions Gala

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
521 E Saint Louis St
Springfield, MO 65806 United States

Join us for the inaugural Night of Champions Gala Hosted by Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri  This elegant evening will include dinner with local Special Olympics Missouri…

Southwest Area blog

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SOMO Sum-Ups: April. 16 – 22

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from April. 16 – 22 Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for the…

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SOMO Sum-Ups: April. 9 – 15

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from March 19-April 1 Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for the new…

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SOMO Sum-Ups: April. 2 – 8

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from April 2 – 8 Training for Life Campus Events: All Week!TLC events are back for the new…

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SOMO Sum-Ups: March. 19-April. 1

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from March 19-April 1 Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for the new…

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Odessa, Poplar Bluff and Rolla earn School of Character Awards of Merit

CARTHAGE – The Missouri Association of Student Councils (MASC), one of Special Olympics Missouri’s (SOMO) Statewide Partners, hosted its State Convention at Carthage High School, March 15-16. Student leaders from…

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SOMO athletes excel at State Indoor Games

ST. CHARLES – The 2024 Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) State Indoor Games brought more than 1,500 athletes, coaches, volunteers and Unified partners from across the state to St. Charles, March…

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Shamrock Run 2024: A Spirited Success!

The annual Shamrock Run event, held this year with an abundance of enthusiasm, camaraderie, and green-themed outfits, proved to be yet another fantastic occasion for the community. Participants from all…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Mar. 12-18

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from March 12-18 Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for the new year!…

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SOMO Sum Ups: March 5-11

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from March 5-11! Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for the new year! Check…

Springfield Polar Plunge

RELEASE: 9th Annual Springfield Polar Plunge raises nearly $63,000 for SOMO

SPRINGFIELD – The 9th Annual Springfield Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 2 at Ski Shack was a splashing success, raising $62,926.48 to date. A total 150 brave men and women…

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