Training for Life Campus

The Training for Life Campus, located at 305 Special Olympics Drive, is a facility on a piece of land spanning more than 16 acres in Jefferson City, Mo. This campus will serve current and future Missouri athletes with intellectual disabilities. It is the first facility of its kind in the world, with the purpose of enriching the lives of our athletes. Our athletes will learn the lessons of sport and life that inspire all of us.

The campus will serve as a lifelong community hub and center, and will inspire a new drive in our athletes so that they may continue to develop the physical and social skills they need to be as productive and independent as possible. It will be both symbolic and practical for our athletes, coaches and volunteers, and will represent a real sense of home for future generations of athletes who touch the lives of so many Missourians.

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Programs at the campus

Training for Life Campus Events

Jun 16

Gary Brimer Sports Camp

June 16 @ 3:00 pm

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Aug 1

Camp Courage

August 1 @ 8:00 am

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Sep 14

State Soccer Tournament

September 14 @ 8:00 am

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Training for Life Campus Stories

SOMO Sum Ups: May 14-20

By Charlotte Raley | May 21, 2024

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from May 14-20, 2024! Training for Life Campus Weekly Events and Classes: May 14-20 We always have exciting events going on at the…

Community Cares Celebration

By Sami Bowlin | May 10, 2024

What an incredible day at the Community Care Celebration! We were thrilled to welcome over 100 visitors to our campus to experience the joy of our Special Olympics community. It…

Unified Track and Field: April. 25

By Sami Bowlin | May 6, 2024

SOMO hosted Unified Track and Field at the Training for Life Campus on Thursday, April 25th. Students from Russellville HS NJHS managed the competition for teams from Mexico Public Schools, California High School,…

Spring ALPs Weekend 2024 Recap: Empowering Athletes at TLC

By Sami Bowlin | April 22, 2024

From April 12th to 14th, the Training for Life Campus (TLC) played host to a vibrant gathering of athletes, mentors, volunteers, and supporters for the 2024 Spring Athlete Leadership Programs…

SOMO Sum Ups: Feb. 13-20

By Sami Bowlin | February 19, 2024

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Feb. 13-Feb. 19! Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for the new year!…

SOMO Hosts Third Annual Unified Champion Schools Unified Basketball Competition

By Kayla Hull | February 19, 2024

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) hosted the third annual Unified Champion Schools Unified Basketball competition Feb. 8 and Feb. 15 at the Training for Life Campus. The Unified…

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 leadership programs that not only help our athletes, but also the volunteers and community at large. Our brand-new facility is conveniently located off Highway 54 and includes ample parking (148 spaces).

Between the Farmer Companies Training for Life Facility and the J.E. & L.E. Mabee Foundation Outdoor Multi-Sport Training Area, the Training for Life Campus is set up to accommodate a wide array of events.

Our Missouri State Council Knights of Columbus Sports Education Multi-Media Center can be divided into three rooms or set up as one large room for your meeting, training or other event. Each room is equipped with state-of-the art technology and can seat up to 40 people.

The Centene Charitable Foundation Sports and Recreation Arena is perfect for special events and sports practices.

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

Click here to fill out a request to rent our facility

Fitness Center

The Ben and David Landesman Corridor houses the Fitness Center, which is available free of charge for Special Olympics athletes, parents and staff. First time users must set up an orientation session.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Back Nine

Despite the official ribbon cutting for the campus taking place in November 2018, the Training for Life Campus isn't actually 100 percent complete. We still have plans to build a softball field, tennis courts, bocce courts, a multi-use golf/open space, a shotput pit, and a Law Enforcement Torch Run Plaza.

If you're interested in making a personal or corporate donation so we can finish the campus for our athletes, contact us!