Support the Training for Life Campus

Special Olympics Missouri has opened its SOMO Training for Life Campus, the new home of Special Olympics Missouri and the largest facility of its kind in the United States.

SOMO has raised $18.3 million in cash, gifts and in-kind services -- enough to build the 34,000 sq.ft. facility that anchors the Campus. However, additional funds are needed to complete the athletic fields, athlete pavilion and Law Enforcement Torch Run Plaza, and purchase equipment. Additional naming opportunities of $750,000 are available for the outdoor fields and sports equipment.

Training for Life Campus

Donor Opportunities: Be a Part of History

Supporters of the SOMO Training for Life Campus are claiming naming opportunities quickly as the Campus opens. Families, individuals and corporations are all eligible for naming opportunities.

  • The most popular naming areas include:
    Donor_Plaza – personalize a paver that lines the entrance to SOMO’s Campus in the Wallstreet Group Donor Plaza. See the order form >
  • Athlete and Volunteer Recognition Wall – the visual recognition wall in the Centene Sports Arena offers a personalized message on a gold, silver or bronze medallion. See the order form >
  • The Tribute Trail - honor an athlete, team or loved one with a trail marker along a beautiful walking and training trail that wraps around the Campus. See the order form >
  • The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) - honor an officer, department, athlete or team in the Donor Plaza. See the order form >

Several high-profile sponsorships remain -- including the future “Back 9” in the northeast end of SOMO’s campus. Expansion includes naming opportunities of fields and courts.

If you are interested in a tax-deductible donation that includes naming opportunities (and significant tax credits), contact Laurie Shadoan via email or at (913) 789-0353. 

SOMO Charter Class

Charter Class AthletesSOMO athletes can join the Charter Class, which will be raising funds to support the Training for Life Campus. Incentives include:
- SOMO letter jacket (by raising $5,000)
- SOMO class ring (by raising $2,500 or more)
- SOMO warm-ups (byraising $1,000 or more)
- SOMO Training for Life Campus hat (by raising $250 or more)
This is an amazing opportunity, and each and every one of you can do this! We'll pair you up with donors who will help you reach your goal! These donors love seeing you try your hardest and do your best! 

TLC Rentals

Centrally located in Jefferson City, the Training for Life Campus can handle all of your meeting needs while also supporting our mission. We transform lives through sports and health and wellness programs that not only help our athletes, but also the volunteers and community at large.

With both inside and outside sports facilities, the Training for Life Campus is set up to accommodate many team practices. Contact Jessica Anderson for more information.  

Click here to see a brochure of our facility rental options.

Click here to fill out a request to rent our facility.

For questions or to enquire about reserving your space, please contact Jessica Anderson at 573-469-7826.

About Special Olympics Missouri

Supporters can contribute to Training for Life Camps here.

For additional information, contact Laurie Shadoan at 573-635-1660 or email

Special Olympics Missouri is a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. More than 16,000 athletes participate in 16 Olympic-type sports throughout the state.  Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy as they participate in the sharing of gifts and friendship with their fellow athletes, their family and friends, and communities across Missouri.

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