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The SOMO Training for Life Campus

Centrally located in Jefferson City, Missouri, the Training for Life Campus will benefit all of SOMO's participants, and incorporate special recognition for athletes and donors who support the Special Olympics movement.  


Take a peek at the planned Training for Life Campus plans. 

Watch the Training for Life Campus construction site live video.


This photo shows construction progress on the SOMO Training for Life Campus in late January 2018,
during the "Topping Out" ceremony for the placement of the final steel beam. Construction is slated to be completed by fall 2018.


Special Olympics has raised more than $18 million for the Campus project, enough to build the 34,000 sq. ft. facility which will anchor the Campus. An additional $350,000 is still needed to complete the outdoor fields and purchase sports equipment. Naming opportunities and generous tax credits are available for donations of $1,000 or more. (Tax credits expire soon -- your check and tax credit form must be received in the MDFB office by Dec. 31, 2018.) All gifts are appreciated -- donate or pledge today!

The 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 campus will be set on more than 16 acres in Jefferson City, at the northeast corner of U.S. Highway 54 and Missouri Highway 179, and will offer year-round training opportunities for athletes, coaches and volunteers from throughout Missouri. 

The Impact of Special Olympics in Missouri

Special Olympics Missouri, for more than 40 years, has been a key player in changing the lives of thousands of Missouri families and young people who have been challenged with disabilities. SOMO and its dedicated board, staff, and volunteers have guided our organization to significant outcomes, with 15,000 athletes participating in sporting events all over the state. Even in its beginnings, SOMO provided amazing opportunities for its athletes to excel and succeed -- and today, our Missouri athletes train and compete in their hometowns, state competitions, and in national and international events. 

SOMO now has the chance to fulfill even more dreams of our athletes by providing them with their first-ever dedicated space to practice, learn, play, and compete. 

SOMO coach and volunteer Mark Bussen reiterates the strength of SOMO and its goals: "Few other organizations address the needs of these individuals as successfully and comprehensively as Special Olympics Missouri," he says.


Support the SOMO Training for Life Campus with a donation. >>

Learn about naming opportunities still available. >>

 

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