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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Dance Clinic – SW Area

May 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
3710 S Jefferson Ave
Springfield, MO 65807 United States

Join us Sunday, May 19th from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at Kickapoo High School for a Dance Clinic hosted by the Kickapoo Golden Girls.  ONLY 30 SLOTS AVAILABILE! Must have…

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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…

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State Soccer Tournament

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, 65101 United States

The SOMO State Soccer Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Training for Life Campus. For more information, visit somo.org/statesoccer. 

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Athlete Registration Day – SW Area

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
3524 S National Ave
Springfield, MO 65807 United States

Join us at our Southwest Area office for a day dedicated to getting all of our athletes registered in one stop! This event is open to the public for New…

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2024 State Outdoor Games

October 11 @ 8:00 am - October 13 @ 1:00 pm

Our 2024 State Outdoor Games will be held Oct. 11-13 in Jefferson City, Mo. This year’s Outdoor Games will feature five sports: bocce, golf, tennis, softball and flag football. For…

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SOMO Sum-Ups: May. 7 – 13

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from April. 23 – 29 Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for the…

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SOMO Sum-Ups: April. 30 – May. 6

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from April. 23 – 29 Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for the…

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SOMO Sum-Ups: April. 23 – 29

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from April. 23 – 29 Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for the…

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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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