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by the numbers

  • 16 official somo sports

  • 311 camps, trainings & competitions

  • 465 local programs and teams

  • 1,138 certified coaches

  • 16,417 athletes statewide

  • 27,570 awards presented


state competitions

Video above; click to play. More than 2,500 athletes and coaches took part in the 2018 State Indoor Games (bowling and basketball) March 16-17 in St. Joseph, Mo. Thanks to everyone who made it a memorable weekend for our athletes. Re-live the best moments now!

state indoor games — st. joseph (March 16-18)

  • 19 regulation basketball teams

  • 20 Unified basketball teams

  • 27 modified basketball teams

  • 70 3-on-3 basketball teams

  • 131 basketball skills athletes

  • 1,500 bowlers

 

state summer games — springfield (june 1-3)

  • 12 powerlifters

  • 16 volleyball teams

  • 120 swimmers

  • 850 track & field athletes

 

Video above; click to play. Special Olympics Missouri's 2018 State Outdoor Games took place Sept. 28-30 in Jefferson City. Check out the highlights from tennis, golf, bocce, softball and flag football.

STATE OUTDOOR GAMES — JEFFERSON CITY (SEPT. 28-30)

  • 11 FLAG FOOTBALL TEAMS

  • 36 SOFTBALL TEAMS (25 INDIVIDUAL SKILLS ATHLETES)

  • 60 TENNIS ATHLETES

  • 127 GOLFERS (22 INDIVIDUAL SKILLS ATHLETES)

  • 450 BOCCE ATHLETES


get involved!

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let me win. but if i cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.

—Athlete’s oath

Special Olympics Missouri is divided into six areas. The sports and programming we offer depends on what part of the state you live in. Whether you want to sign up as an athlete, a Unified Partner, a volunteer, a coach or you just want local information, find your area contact here.