In september 2018, we opened a world-class facility that no other special olympics program has. the anchor of the campus is a 44,000-sq.-ft. building that houses an arena for basketball and volleyball, a fitness/weight room, rooms specifically designed for health screenings, multimedia conference rooms and our central area and headquarters offices.

how was it built?

On Jan. 31, 2018, Special Olympics Missouri marked a special day in the construction of the Training for Life Campus (www.SOMOCampus.org) with a "Topping Out" ceremony. This signifies the last steel beam on site being put into place above the entryway.

On Sept. 13, 2018, Special Olympics Missouri athletes, volunteers and supporters gathered at 305 Special Olympics Dr. in Jefferson City to officially open the Training for Life Campus. This campus will serve as the official training facility for more than 16,000 athletes in the state currently enrolled in SOMO programming and allow us to reach thousands more.

What began more than 12 years ago as just an idea, is officially, today (Nov. 1, 2018), a reality for our athletes. As we celebrate the dedication of our athletes' beautiful new home at the Training for Life Campus in Jefferson City, we invite everyone to take a look back at what it took to get to this day and what it means to our athletes.


What’s left?

While most of the campus is built, we’re still short of the finish line and need your help to reach our goal. On what we’ve been calling the “Back 9” of the campus, we still have yet to build a softball field, two tennis courts, four bocce courts, horseshoe pits and an open area for golf skills and other activities. THe acreage will also include an athlete pavilion, Law enforcement torch run plaza and a tribute trail extending around the campus. we’re in the process of raising money to help build these final additions to the campus, but we need your help. If you’re interested, email us!

Aerial schematic view of the “Back 9” from the east side of campus.

Aerial schematic view of the “Back 9” from the east side of campus.

Aerial schematic view of the Training for Life Center and a view of the “Back 9” from the south.

Aerial schematic view of the Training for Life Center and a view of the “Back 9” from the south.

Aerial schematic view of the “Back 9” from the north side looking toward the campus.

Aerial schematic view of the “Back 9” from the north side looking toward the campus.


Want a tour?

Haven’t had an opportunity to come and see our new home yet? Never fear, athlete-leader and campus host Derek Sandbothe is happy to give you an immersive 360-degree tour of the facility in the video below. after watching, we’d still love to show you around our new digs.

Come along with Special Olympics Missouri Campus Host Derek Sandbothe as he gives you a tour of the Training for Life Campus in Jefferson City, Mo. This is a 360-degree video, so as he's giving you the tour, click and drag around on the video to see everything our new home has to offer.

first programming at camp

Special Olympics Missouri made history Nov. 15-17 hosting its first camp at the new Training for Life Campus. The first training for life Camp welcomed 30 athletes and 27 family members to take part in a weekend of sports, leadership and health training. Click the video below to see the highlights from the camp.



future programming

TRAINING CAMPS

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Training for life camps are just that — training for life through sport, health and wellness, and leadership. These mini weekend camps offer people with intellectual disabilities, Unified Partners and coaches the chance to come together and learn new sport skills, receive health and wellness training and screenings, and learn new life skills.

To see a weekend camp schedule, click here.

DAY PROGRAMS

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These eight-week programs are designed to teach individuals how to exercise and get fit. primary programs offered are dance fitness, adaptive sports, walking, fitness room workouts, gardening and much more.

To see the most recent schedule and to get involved in a day program at the campus, click here.

YOUNG ATHLETES

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at the campus we are able to take our young athletes programming to the next level.

through partnerships established in late 2018 with special learning center and southwest early childhood in jefferson city, in 2019, we will be able to reach more athletes and tailor the program to their individual needs.

for more information on young athletes at the campus, email us!


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