From January through mid-March we were having a blast with lots of athlete participation in Basketball, Bowling and Swimming
We had entered a float (again) in the Snake Saturday Parade for mid=March and were ready to participate until COVID shut everything down.
From mid-March 2020 through March 2021, Special Olympics Missouri as well as the whole country shut down due to COVID.
We stayed connected EVERY SATURDAY morning from April 2020 through February 2021 via zoom. Thanks to all the unified partners, coaches and parents who helped maintain our community and bring fun and laughter to our lives during this difficult time!
Supported five active sports teams - basketball, bowling, softball, swimming and track.
Excellent coach leadership and unified partner participation. 100+ athletes participate; about 50% are under age 18 and 50% are over.
Put together our first Northstars Polar Plunge team and they “took the plunge” late January. Shawn Norris and several of her co-workers raised $1,000+ for SOMO and plunged in 30 something degree water!
Northstars float in Snake Saturday Parade in March with over 60 athletes and families participating; Rock the Blarney themed t-shirts donated by JG Contracting?Earned a cash prize for our float!
Glow Dance Party late May at Staley led by Cathy Dodge was attended by 50+.
Thank you to NKCSD for all their support – financial, facilities, uniforms, promotion, Pam Rohlfing’s time!!! District video in Spring 2019 boosted our awareness. Video is posted on our home page.
Hosted 7th annual Sports Banquet at Staley High School in late May with 140 attendees. Tornado in area caused banquet to be disrupted and ended during dinner. No awards distributed.
SOMO State Games for Winter Sports (basketball/bowling) cancelled due to ice/snow. Summer Games cancelled due to tornado severely damaging SOMO headquarters the week before in Jefferson City.
7th Annual Car Wash in July at Hy-Vee on Barry Rd; 60+ volunteers raised $3,223; Thanks to JG Contracting for donating our shirts.
Pizza Party Athlete Celebration at Staley with sport banquet awards distribution in November; 90 people.
Facebook page increased awareness and engagement; received $762 in donations.
Regularly sent Northstars News to 240+ in database; growth in members, donors and families we serve.
Continued to sell variety of Northstars apparel that promotes community and awareness.