Special Olympics Missouri Hosts 49th annual St. Louis Area Spring Games

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Special Olympics Missouri is excited to host the 49th annual St. Louis Area Spring Games this Saturday, May 4 at Westminster Christian Academy. This event is a qualifying track and field and swim meet for over 300 registered Special Olympics athletes in and around the St. Louis Area as they prepare for State Summer Games in Columbia, Missouri.

An Opening Ceremony is scheduled from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM at Westminster Christian Academy, rain or shine. Law Enforcement officers from across the community will participate in a Torch Run to kick off the games. Athletes will compete until 2:00 PM in a variety of running, jumping, throwing and swimming events.

All media inquiries this weekend should go to Jocelyn Diehl, Regional Program Director at 314-961-7755 or diehl@somo.org.

Area Spring Games is possible because of the generous contributions of our sponsors. Thank you to our year-round partners: Knights of Columbus, the Law Enforcement Torch Run, Missouri Association of Student Councils, Diamond Pet Foods, University of Missouri System, Veteran’s United Home Loans and MU Health Care. Our Area Spring Games sponsors are: P & G, Schnucks, Marsh and McLennan Agency and Safety National.

About Special Olympics Missouri
Special Olympics Missouri is a year-round life-changing program for more than 16,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the state. Special Olympics Missouri athletes have access to sports training, athletic competition, health, wellness and life skills opportunities, virtually and in-person, helping them develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy as they share their gifts and friendship with their fellow athletes, family, friends and community.

Special Olympics Missouri is proud of our financial health returning 82 percent of every dollar back to program services. We are privileged to be recognized with these honors: Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity, Charity Navigator 4-star rating and an inductee into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame – Class of 2013.
Thank you for trusting us with your donations, volunteer time and your goodwill.

Visit Special Olympics at www.somo.org. Engage with us on Twitter @somissouri; fb.com/specialolympicsmo; Instagram @somissouri.

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