Southwest Area

Area Contact Information

P.O. Box 14463
Springfield, MO 65814
Phone: 417-624-5505


Area Staff:

Jana Fornelli, Program Manager

Haley Blevins, Development Manager

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 Bowling at Sunshine Lanes

November 8 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
1500 W. Sunshine Street
Springfield, MO 65807 United States

Sunshine Lanes Springfield: Tuesday, November 8 at 9:45 AM Physicals Due: September 20 Rosters Due: October 1 Sunshine Lanes, 1500 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO  65807 Teams are assigned date and…

State Bowling

SW Area Bowling at Sunshine Lanes

November 10 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
1500 W. Sunshine Street
Springfield, MO 65807 United States

Sunshine Lanes Springfield: Thursday, November 10 9:45 AM Physicals Due: September 20 Rosters Due: October 1 Sunshine Lanes, 1500 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO  65807 Teams are assigned date and location…

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SW Area Bowling at Sunshine Lanes

November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1500 W. Sunshine Street
Springfield, MO 65807 United States

Sunshine Lanes Springfield: Sunday, November 13 1:00 PM Physicals Due: September 20 Rosters Due: October 1 Sunshine Lanes, 1500 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO  65807 Teams are assigned date and location…

Neosho Bowler

SW Area Bowling at 4th Street Bowl

November 17 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
1419 W. 4th Street
Joplin, MO 64804 United States

Fourth Street Bowl Joplin: Thursday, November 17 9:45 AM Physicals Due: October 4 Rosters Due: October 11 Teams are assigned date and location for Area Bowling. Opening Ceremony starts at…

Young Athlete Bowler

SW Area Bowling at 4th Street Bowl

November 18 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
1419 W. 4th Street
Joplin, MO 64804 United States

Fourth Street Bowl Joplin: Friday, November 18 9:45 AM Physicals Due: October 4 Rosters Due: October 11 Teams are assigned date and location for Area Bowling. Opening Ceremony starts at…

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SW Area Bowling at 4th Street Bowl

December 8 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
1419 W. 4th Street
Joplin, MO 64804 United States

Fourth Street Bowl Joplin: Thursday, December 8 9:45 AM Physicals Due: October 25 Rosters Due: October 29 Teams are assigned date and location for Area Bowling. Opening Ceremony starts at…

Wheelchair Bowler

SW Area Bowling at 4th Street Bowl

December 9 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
1419 W. 4th Street
Joplin, MO 64804 United States

Fourth Street Bowl Joplin: Friday, December 9 9:45 AM Physicals Due: November 9 Rosters Due: November 16 Teams are assigned date and location for Area Bowling. Opening Ceremony starts at…

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SW Area Unified 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

January 18, 2023 @ 9:15 am - 1:30 pm
2600 S. River Street
Carthage, MO 64836 United States

NEW THIS YEAR!!! We are adding a 3 on 3 UNIFIED Teams, Team Skills & Individual Skills Tournament at Carthage High School. Wednesday, January 18th. Opening Ceremonies will begin at…

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SW Area Basketball

January 21, 2023 @ 8:45 am - 4:30 pm
Nevada, MO United States

AREA TOURNAMENT DATE: Saturday, January 21, 2023 Opening Ceremonies will begin at 8:45 AM. Coaches Check in starts at 8:15 AM. LOCATION: Nevada School District – Brackets with specific gym…

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SW Area Powerlifting

April 8, 2023 @ 11:45 am - 4:30 pm
509 W. MO-174
Republic, MO 65738 United States

SW Area POWERLIFTING LOCATION: Crossfit Republic, 509 W, MO-174, Republic, MO 65738 DATE: Saturday, April 8, 2023 Times: Weigh in 10:30 AM Opening Ceremonies 11:45 AM Competition begins Noon  …

Southwest Area blog

Ozark High School

Ozark High School hosts local Unified bocce tournament

OZARK – Ozark High School hosted a local Unified bocce tournament on Wednesday! Carthage High School and Stockton High School also took part in the event. “It was wonderful to…

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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…

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Special Olympics Missouri athletes team up with Missouri State students to play Unified flag football

SPRINGFIELD – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) held a Unified Intramural Flag Football competition at Missouri State University (MSU) on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. Several MSU students came out to play…

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The Springfield Cardinals to host Special Olympics Missouri Night at the Ballpark

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Cardinals are hosting Special Olympics Missouri Night at the Ballpark on August 19. Tickets are just $13, and we are looking to have as many families…

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…

Brett Harper, Special Olympics Missouri athlete.

SOMO adds 2 to World Games torch run

Brett Harper, Special Olympics Missouri athlete from the Southwest Area, and Lee’s Summit Police Officer Amanda Geno will run with the Flame of Hope in Russia, leading up to the start of the 2022 Special Olympics World games in Kazan. SOMO announced the selections on April 5.

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A true SOMO volunteer: Mark Priebe

This post was written by SOMO Volunteer Biographer, Robert Cole When Mark Priebe first began working as a police officer, he didn’t realize how important it would be to honor…

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2019 LETR John Michael Letz Award

The John Michael Letz Award is the highest honor given within the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri. It is our unsung hero award. The first recipient of…

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Inclusion Revolution: Building Friendships One Game at a Time

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, Joplin High School hosted the first annual Inclusion Revolution. More than 200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities from Joplin, Lamar, and Stockton joined approximately…

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