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1001 Diamond Ridge, Suite 800

Jefferson City, MO 65109

MARCH 17-19, 2017
Good Luck,
From all of your friends at the
Missouri Association of Student
Councils, you are our inspiration!
Since 1968, the Knights of Columbus
has donated more than $600
million to programs for people with
intellectual disabilities around
the world.

In 2005, the Knights of Columbus

announced an official partnership
with Special Olympics to grow the
program in North America in addition
to pledging increased volunteer support for state and
local games.

The Missouri State Council Knights of Columbus has
supported SOMO for over three decades as an official
statewide partner. Annually, they provide funds, meals,
volunteers, Honor Guards and host numerous events each
year to promote Special Olympics.

In 2014, the Order accepted a challenge to raise $1.2 million

over six years for the planned Training for Life Campus the
future home of SOMO. The Missouri Knights are well on
their way as they have already surpassed 50 percent of their
goal in the first two years!

The Missouri State Council Knights of Columbus is honored

to take part in State Indoor Games and to support SOMO
Athlete Leadership Programs University
May 19-21
Lindenwood University, St. Louis

Summer Games (

June 2-4
Aquatics, track and field, powerlifting, soccer and volleyball

National Games Selection Camp

June 18-23
Missouri Military Academy, Mexico

Over the Edge (

Oct. 7 Jefferson City
Oct. 14 St. Louis

State Outdoor Games (

Oct. 13-15
Jefferson City
Bocce, flag football, golf, softball and tennis

Waynesville School District
Fort Leonard Wood
FLW - Dept. of Morale, Welfare and Recreation
United Service Organizations
City of Waynesville
City of St. Robert
Fort Leonard Wood Community Spouses Club

Our Volunteers:
Volunteering for Special Olympics can create
lifelong friendships and rewards of immeasurable
value. As a volunteer, you will take pride in
knowing that you are an important part of a global
movement that provides athletes with intellectual
disabilities an opportunity to experience the joy of
sports training and competition. Thank you!
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Were very excited to return to the Fort Leonard Wood,
Waynesville and St. Robert communities for our third year
in a row. Our athletes who have been to the Fort before
know exactly what kind of an experience they receive and
theyre very excited to be back. They love competing in
front of Americas best and bravest.

As you enjoy these Games, I encourage you to thank

one of the hundreds of volunteers who help make it all
happen, not just for volunteering their time to assist with
the Games this weekend, but also to those servicemen
and servicewomen for dedicating their lives to ensure our
safety and freedom here at home. And to the students
at Waynesville schools, we couldnt be more appreciative
of your commitment to building an inclusive community
for our athletes. Youll see all of them helping set up
competitions, running events, handing out water and
presenting medals.

The State Indoor Games are truly a community endeavor,

and volunteers are the force that provides so many
opportunities for our athletes. We owe them a great
deal of gratitude. Without their help, none of this would
be possible.

Many thanks to the very large and deeply passionate

Games Management Team and the coaches who spend
hours each week dedicated to the athletes. Id also like to
thank our outstanding SOMO staff for safely conducting
306 events annually.

My best wishes go out to all of the SOMO athletes. As one

of your biggest fans, I look forward to the opportunity
to see each of you shine. You are the inspiration for our
staff, volunteers and supporters, and you are the reason
we all work so hard to make this the best event possible.

Lets make sure we all show our appreciation for the St.
Robert, Waynesville, Fort Leonard Wood and surrounding
communities for hosting our third State Indoor Games.

We hope you will join us at one of the 24 Central

Area competitions we have throughout the year. Visit to find the next one.

Mark C. Musso
President & CEO
Special Olympics Missouri
Thursday, March 16
3-10 p.m. Registration/FLW pass pick-up
Visitors Center at Fort Leonard Wood main gate
8 p.m. Bowling Coaches Meeting
Daugherty Bowling Center at FLW

Friday, March 17
6:30-7:30 a.m. Breakfast
FLW dining facility Bldg. 908
7-8 a.m. Breakfast
FLW dining facility Bldg. 6111 (north side)
7 a.m.-9 p.m. Coaches registration/FLW pass pick-up
Visitors Center at FLW main gate
7:30 a.m. Non-overnight bowling registration
Daugherty Bowl at FLW
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Bowling
Daugherty Bowl at FLW
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Victory Village
Davidson Fitness Center
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch
Davidson Fitness Center
5:30-7 p.m. Dinner
FLW dining facility Bldgs. 6111 (north side) & 908
7-8 p.m. Opening Ceremony
Davidson Fitness Center at FLW
8-9 p.m. Coaches meeting (following Opening Ceremony)
Davidson Fitness Ctr. racquetball court

Saturday, March 18
6-7:30 a.m. Breakfast
FLW dining facility Bldg. 908
6:30-8 a.m. Breakfast
FLW dining facility Bldg. 6111 (north side)
7-11 a.m. Non-overnight basketball/bowling packet
pick-up & registration
Assigned venues
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Bowling
Daugherty Bowl at FLW
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Basketball
Fort Leonard Wood & Waynesville schools
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Healthy Athletes
Waynesville High School
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch
Waynesville H.S./Davidson Fitness Ctr.
5-6:30 p.m. Dinner
Dining facility Bldg. 6111 (north side)
5:30-7 p.m. Dinner
Dining facility Bldg. 908
6:30-7:15 p.m. Athlete Input Council
7:30-9:30 p.m. Bingo
7:30-9:30 p.m. Dance
Nutter Field House at FLW

Sunday, March 19
6-7:30 a.m. Breakfast
Dining facility Bldg. 908
6:30-8 a.m. Breakfast
Dining facility Bldg. 6111 (north side)
7:30 a.m. Non-overnight bowling registration
Daugherty Bowl at FLW
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Bowling
Daugherty Bowl at FLW
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch
Daugherty Bowl at FLW

Stay connected!
Sign up for text alerts! Text SOMO to 51555
and well text you if there are urgent
announcements at our State Indoor Games.
Standard messaging rates apply.
History of the
Torch Run
The vision of the LETR
was brought to life by
Col. Ralph Biele, retired,
Missouri State Highway
Patrol. Biele and the MISSOURI
Missouri Police Chiefs
Association decided to rally all law enforcement to hold
a fundraiser for Special Olympics and the rest is history.
What began in 1986 as a 30-mile run is now a year-long
campaign and week-long relay covering more than 1,000
miles to culminate at State Summer Games. That first
year, 87 officers from 35 agencies raised $15,000. In
2016, Missouris law enforcement fundraising efforts
earned the No. 6 ranking in the world!

They Believe
Today nearly 150 LETR
agencies and 5,300
officers work year-round
as some of our greatest
volunteers. SOMOs three
signature events are LETR
projects Polar Plunge,
Over the Edge and the
Drive it Home Raffle. The
officers host Plunges,
sell Torch Run T-shirts,
hold dozens of special
events, sell raffle tickets
and encourage fans to
go Over the Edge all
because they believe
in our athletes! Their
fundraising goal for 2017
is $2.3 million! They have
also pledged $1 million
toward the new Training
for Life Campus.
Where should I park?
Volunteers, fans and teams staying off-base can park at the venues or
on the street where parking is allowed.

Are there concessions?

Concession stands with snacks and drinks will be available to fans for
purchase at the following locations:

Daugherty Bowl
March 17, 18, 19; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Davidson Fitness Center
March 18, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
All Waynesville schools
March 18, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

How do I get more involved?

There are competition and fundraising events year-round in the
Central Area. Visit our website at for more info.

How can I find out about weather

delays, and last-minute changes?
This week, text SOMO to 51555 to receive live text updates during
the 2017 State Indoor Games!

Is there seating available at the venues?

Limited seating is available at every venue, so we highly recommend
you bring a bag chair just in case.

Where can family and friends eat?

Only athletes and coaches are allowed to eat at the dining facility on
base and at the venues. Family and friends are encouraged to either
eat at the venues that have concession stands (see above), the Post
Exchange on base (see map) or visit one of the many restaurants
Waynesville has to offer.

Rules while youre on base

- Do NOT use your cellphone while driving. If you are caught, you will
be ticketed.
- Obey speed limits at ALL TIMES.
- No smoking is allowed on base
- No alcohol is allowed on base
- No weapons are allowed on base (knives, guns, etc.) for ANY reason.
This includes our LETR friends regardless if they are on duty or not.
- You cannot purchase gasoline on base, so make sure you fill up your
vehicle before you come on base.

What to bring
- SOMO-issued athlete photo IDs are needed to get on base
- All coaches, chaperones and family members MUST have an official
government-issued photo ID to get on base. You will not be allowed
to get on base without one. In addition to your state ID or drivers
license you will need one of the following:
United States Passport or United States Passport Card
Certified Birth Certificate
Social Security Card
School identification card with photograph
- If driving your own vehicle, please bring:
Current drivers license
Registration information
Proof of insurance
- If driving a rental vehicle, please bring:
Current drivers license
Signed rental agreement
Shop n Save is a

of Special Olympics!
Friday, March 17
Davidson Fitness Center
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Victory Village
Have a break in between competition? Lets Fiesta in the Fitness Center! Grab
your team and show us your skills in dodgeball, 4-square, football toss, disc
golf and crafts!

Davidson Fitness Center

7-8 p.m. opening ceremony
Please join us at the Opening Ceremony for the 2017 State Indoor Games
at Davidson Fitness Center at Fort Leonard Wood. There we will enjoy a
performance by a military band, watch the Parade of Athletes and witness
the Flame of Hope, which signifies the opening of the State Indoor Games!

Saturday, March 18
6:30-7:15 p.m. Athlete input council
This is the perfect opportunity for your athletes to give feedback about the
State Indoor Games. Their feedback is essential to ensuring that our events
are living up to their expectations. ALL athletes are encouraged to attend and
share their opinions on what worked well this weekend and the things SOMO
needs to work on to make future competitions better.

7:30-9:30 p.m. Bingo

Relax and join your friends for a game of Bingo.

Nutter Field House at FLW

7:30-9:30 p.m. Dance
Celebrate your victories of the weekend with your new friends and rock out
at one of SOMOs most popular attractions the dance!

Athlete Leadership Programs

What is ALPs?
Athlete Leadership Programs (ALPs) provides training for
athletes who wish to expand their role in Special Olympics
Missouri beyond the field of competition. Athlete Leadership
Programs teach them how to achieve their goals and feel just
as empowered while off the field of competition as respected
leaders in their communities after taking a variety of different
classes on whatever subjects theyre interested in.
Next ALPs University
May 19-21
Lindenwood University, St. Louis
$75 includes registration, meals, housing

Classes include: Global Messenger I & II, Email/Internet,

Photography, Social Media/Blogging, Athletes as Coach-
es, Improv, Health, Job Interviews/Networking and more!
Looking for a place to eat while in
St. Robert for Indoor Games? Check out the
Z-Bar & Grill at 127 Vickie Lynn Lane in St.
Robert! Theyre donating a portion of their
proceeds to SOMO during the month of March.
Contact them at 573-336-7829.

Congratulations to the SOMO

Hall of Fame Class of 2016!

Robb Zim
Eichelberger Schwartze
Boonville Springfield

Hall of Fame Nominations

Know someone (athlete or volunteer) who has
been involved with SOMO for 15 years or more?
Nominate them for the SOMO Hall of Fame.
Visit to download an application
and to see Robbs and Zims surprise acceptance

missouri basketball
coaches association is proud
to cheer on somo athletes
for more than 20 years!
The Special Olympics Missouri Board of Directors is
responsible for setting the direction of the organization.
They formulate and establish policies and fundraise for
the organization. The Board also protects the assets and
financial resources of the organization to ensure the long-
range financial stability of the organization. Thank you to
these key volunteers, who serve SOMO 365 days a year.

Don Spears; Chairman, Belton

Dave Pudlowski; Vice Chairman, Eureka
Linda Brokamp; Secretary, Columbia
Dr. Lee Ann Barrett; Treasurer, Boonville
Dr. Phillip Cook; Immediate Past Chairman, Carl Junction
Richard Banahan, St. Louis
Cathy Bumb, Kirkwood
Jeanie Byland, Columbia
Roger Gardner, Jefferson City
Aaron Goff, Kansas City
Brad Grill, Kansas City
Jenna Kerwood, St. Louis
Glenda Knebel, Chesterfield
Dr. Rolanda Maxim Gott, St. Louis
Mark Musso; SOMO CEO, Lake of the Ozarks
Jared Niemeyer, Edina
Dr. Kerwin Urhahn, Columbia
Bea Webb, Kansas City
Marty Willadsen, Battlefield
Amy Wurst, Kansas City

A variety of SOMO fanwear, LETR shirts and much more
ranging from $1-$40 will be available for purchase during the
following times:

Friday, March 17
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Davidson Fitness Center
6:30-9 p.m. Opening Ceremony
Saturday, March 18
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Waynesville High School
7:30-9:30 p.m. Dance
Sunday, March 19
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Daugherty Bowl
The mission of these screenings developed by Special
Olympics Inc., is to improve, through better health and
fitness, each athletes ability to train and compete in Special
Olympics. All screenings are free.

Saturday, March 18
Waynesville High School
10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Fit Feet, FUNFitness, MedFest, Opening Eyes &
Special Smiles

A free podiatric screening for participating Special Olympics athletes evaluat-
ing ankles, feet, lower-extremity biomechanics and proper shoe and sock gear.

A physical therapy screening program that is designed to assess and improve
physical strength, flexibility, balance and aerobic fitness, educate athletes and
parents on the importance of becoming and staying physically fit and provide a
hands-on opportunity for participating Special Olympics athletes to learn more
about physical therapy.

MedFest is a screening program that facilitates the required standard sports
physical examination for current and prospective Special Olympics athletes.
Special Olympics Missouri requires that all athletes who want to participate
must be examined by a physician or trained medical professional who com-
pletes the medical certification section of the Athlete Registration Form.

A vision and eye health screening in partnership with the Lions Club
International Foundation. Opening Eyes is able to offer prescription eyewear
or sports goggles to Special Olympics athletes following their screenings.

Dentists and hygienists provide one-on-one instruction on proper tooth brush-
ing techniques, an oral health screening using tongue blades and flashlights
(no treatment is given), and information on the value of nutrition in maintain-
ing good oral health.

help athletes get off

the sidelines and into the game!
If you are interested in making an indelible difference in the lives
of individuals with intellectual disabilities, becoming a Special Olym-
pics Missouri coach is a unique way to do so. Our coaches inspire the
greatness in each of our athletes by sharing their spirit and skills.
Regardless of whether youve coached before or have little
sports-based knowledge, you can be the inspiration for Special
Olympics athletes. We provide training in the sport, tips to help
you coach your team and a simple certification process that makes
it easy for you to get started. Opportunities are also available for
volunteers who are experienced in a particular sport, but havent
coached before.
For more info on coaching, visit!
Youre all
to us!



PILOT OR $500!
The Drive It Home Raffle is back and with a
brand new SUV to boot! The Missouri
Automobile Dealers Association is donating
a new 2017 Honda Pilot! This is the first
time we have raffled an SUV through
the Drive It Home Raffle. Tickets will
be available for purchase from Special
Olympics Missouri online after April 1.
For more information about the raffle, the
vehicle or SOMO, visit

Support our athletes and rappel in

Jefferson City (Oct. 7) or
St. Louis (Oct. 14)
The Games Management Team has organized and planned
each aspect of this event in partnership with the SOMO staff.
Special Olympics Missouri would like to recognize each of
them for the time and effort they have given to make the
2017 State Indoor Games a wonderful success! THANK YOU!

Wayne Bardell Kyong Rainbolt

Rodney Chang Vickie Reed
Jesse Diaz Stevie Richardson
Rhonda Hutsell Bruce Simpson
Dennis Kiska James Stewart
Jeramie Larsen Eli Wilson
Bill Moffitt

FLW units with representatives involved:

FMWR 399th Band

Safety 14th MP BDE
Fire Dept. NCOA
DES Marine Detachment
FLW Volunteer Corps Air Force Detachment
USAG Naval Detachment