Category: Sports

Jul 11

Special Olympics Missouri Launches “Drive It Home Raffle” for Opportunity to Win 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4×4

Missouri Automobile Dealers Association and the Law Enforcement Torch Run are partners in statewide raffle that runs until Oct. 1, 2019 to support SOMO athletes

July 10, 2019 (St. Louis) – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) in partnership with the Missouri Automobile Dealers Association (MADA) and the Law Enforcement Torch Run recently announced the launch of its annual Drive It Home raffle where the winning recipient has an opportunity to win a 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4×4 or $500. MADA donated the Jeep Wrangler.

Doug Smith, MADA president, said, “We value and are honored to partner with SOMO.  Their work is seen throughout the entire state and at every level to offer athletes of all ages the opportunity to build self-confidence, become healthier by being active and strong, and learning how to achieve personal goals.”

The goal for raffle sales this year is $150,000. Each individual raffle ticket costs $5.00 and can be purchased online, or from individuals, teams and organizations who have volunteered to sell tickets. All raffle tickets must be purchased by Oct. 1, 2019, and the grand prize giveaway is Oct. 19. To purchase tickets and learn more about the raffle, please click on the following link, https://somo.org/win

“All proceeds from the Drive It Home raffle ticket sales benefit more than 16,400 SOMO athletes who participate annually in statewide competitions, and activities. Fundraisers like this are critical to our success to offer the best programming and services available to Missourians with intellectual disabilities,” said Susan Stegeman, SOMO President and CEO.

A tornado hit Jefferson City, MO, on May 22 leaving extensive damage to the region. The Training for Life Campus incurred structural loss from the tornado forcing SOMO to close the facility, and subsequently cancel its 2019 State Summer Games. The organization plans to rebuild and will rely on community support from across the state, through promotions like the Drive it Home Raffle so that athletes have access to programs in their communities.   

“It is critical this year to achieve our fundraising goal since the Jefferson City-based SOMO Training for Life Campus was significantly damaged during the tornado last month that came through the area,” added Stegeman.

To track the progress of the 2019 Drive It Home raffle, please follow SOMO on Facebook,  https://www.facebook.com/specialolympicsmo/,  or Twitter, @SOMissouri.

Media Contact:

Kayla Hull, Digital Marketing Coordinator

Email: hull@somo.org

Phone: (573) 635-1660 

About Special Olympics Missouri

Special Olympics Missouri is a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. More than 16,400 athletes participate in 16 Olympic-type sports throughout the state.  Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy as they participate in the sharing of gifts and friendship with their fellow athletes, their family and friends, and communities across Missouri. To learn more, please visit, http://somo.org.

Feb 16

5 Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis 2/17 – 2/19

Happy Friday! It’s time for another fun-filled weekend in St. Louis. If you are still pulling your plans together for the weekend, here are a few suggestions to help.

To Kill a Mockingbird | February 15 – March 5

The Rep brings the late Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the stage. Set in the deep South during the Depression, Mockingbird is told from the point of view of young Scout Finch, whose attorney father, Atticus, defends an unjustly accused black man in court—and in the process, challenges the entrenched, systemic racism in his community.

Beggin’ Pet Parade and Wiener Dog Derby | February 19

Grab your furry friends and join Mardi Gras Inc. for the world’s largest costumed pet parade – the 24th Beggin’ Pet Parade in Soulard!  Don’t miss the excitement of the Wiener Dog Derby. Parade begins at noon, Wiener Dog Derby at 2pm.

St. Louis Symphony Presents: Ben Folds | February 18

Top Billboard and folk rock sensation Ben Folds is back by popular demand after a sold-out performance in 2014 performing fan-favorites and orchestral arrangements with the STL Symphony. Hear this one-of-a-kind performance as “…Folds uses the STL Symphony to access his music’s subtleties and nuances” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) on the Powell Hall stage.

Capitol Sports President’s Day Classic Volleyball Tournament | February 18 – 20

Capitol Sports presents the President’s Day Classic which brings together more than 700 volleyball teams competing on more than 80 courts throughout the complex, including 24 courts on the floor of The Dome at America’s Center. You won’t want to miss any of the action as these top youth teams (ages 12-18) battle for supremacy right in the heart of downtown St. Louis.

2017 Saint Louis Chess Winter Invitational | February 16 – 21

This chess invitational brings together players from around the world to compete for cash prizes and the chance to earn Grandmaster and International Master titles.

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