St. Joseph to Host Special Olympics Indoor Games

A bowling and basketball tournament is expected to bring in over 1,000 athletes to St. Joseph.

Posted: Feb 12, 2018 4:27 PM
Updated: Feb 13, 2018 3:40 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) For the first time in 12 years, St. Joseph will be hosting the Special Olympic Missouri Indoor games.

Organizers say not only is this exciting for local athletes, but the event could have a positive impact on our city financially with the two competitions expected to bring in over 1,500 athletes.

"A lot of them will bring parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters to St. Joe to watch them for the weekend to watch the, and in the meantime eat in our restaurants, visit our museums, stay in our hotels," Lindsay Bernard said.

The games are predicted to have close to a million-dollar economic impact on St. Joseph. Organizers say they're working to get local businesses involved in welcoming traveling athletes to the community.

The Special Olympics will need around 400 volunteers for the events and anyone can still get involved.

For more information, visit somo.org/indoor.

Article Comments

Saint Joseph
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 62°
Maryville
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 57°
Savannah
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 62°
Cameron
Scattered Clouds
63° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 63°
Fairfax
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 63°
A strong cold front has pushed through northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. For tonight, we'll see clear skies as overnight lows drop down to the middle 50s. We could wake up to some foggy conditions on Monday morning, but it will be a sunny & nice day for the first day of fall.
KQTV Radar
KQTV Temperatures
KQTV Alerts

  

 

 

Community Events