A couple big statewide groups are joining forces.
Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) President Susan Stegeman helped announce a new partnership with the University of Missouri system on Wednesday.
“This is a big day for SOMO. I know all the people here from the SOMO team, from the athletes, to the board, to the staff, are celebrating that already,” Stegeman said.
The university plans to use its resources at all four campuses to help Special Olympics Missouri out in a lot of new ways. That includes health science students helping athletes with fitness and wellness, and journalism students telling their stories.
“This day marks the beginning where we bring the statewide reach of the University of Missouri System, with all four campuses, to bring them to bear and support the important work that our athletes do in SOMO,” UM System President Mun Choi said.
SOMO has already announced its summer games are coming back to Columbia in 2020.