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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
you made this possible
72 major gift donors of more than $2,500 (Funding & recognition opportunities still available)
$951,790+ total donations from major gift donors