missouri sports http://kbia.org en As Special Olympics kicks off, community invited to cheer http://kbia.org/post/special-olympics-kicks-community-invited-cheer <p>The <a href="http://somo.org/summergames">Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games</a> kick off today in Columbia.</p><p>The four-day event gathers more than 2500 athletes and coaches from around the state annually.</p><p>Special Olympics organizers say there are many ways for the community to get involved with the events. Trish Wallace is a parent and coach for the Special Olympics. She says even cheering from the stands can make a huge impact in a Special Olympics athlete’s experience.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 13:07:21 +0000 Shay McAlister 34576 at http://kbia.org As Special Olympics kicks off, community invited to cheer