Support the SOMO Training for Life Campus
SOMO athlete Derrick Liddell makes the final push for a first-place finish in the 400-meter race during our Southeast Area Spring Games last year. All of us at SOMO feel like Derrick – we are within striking distance of our fundraising goal to complete the Training for Life Campus. Donate today! (Photo courtesy of Glenn Landberg and semissourian.com)
Special Olympics Missouri has received a $1 million challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation for our SOMO Training for Life Campus, the planned new home for Special Olympics Missouri.
With this grant, we have raised $16 million in cash, gifts and in-kind services -- enough to build the 44,000 sq.ft. facility that will be the anchor of the Campus. An additional $2.8 million is needed for the outdoor fields and sports equipment. Donate >
Our Training for Life Campus will serve current and future generations of individuals with intellectual disabilities, and will be the largest such facility in scope in the United States. The 44,000-square-foot campus will be located in Jefferson City, and will offer year-round training opportunities for athletes, coaches and volunteers from throughout Missouri.
Learn more about the Campus in Jefferson City.
Donors are supporting the Campus project in a big way. Some are claiming naming opportunities at the Campus. Even our athletes are supporting the fundraising campaign. We need your support to meet our fundraising goals and finish building the Campus. If you make a gift of $2,500 or more this year, you may qualify for tax credits that can bring more than 70% of your donation right back to you while your donation benefits the Campus. You can also donate or pledge on a monthly or annual basis.
For 40 years, our athletes, coaches, volunteers and staff have not had their own place to call home. The Training for Life Campus will be their transformative place to train, compete and learn the lessons of sport and life that inspire all of us.
This is your chance to give our 15,000 athletes – and the thousands more who will follow – the place they want most, so they can keep giving so much to all of us.
We invite you to join us in our effort to make the SOMO Training for Life Campus a reality. Our athletes need your support, and they will return their gratitude and happiness to you.