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

Feb 22

Healthy Hustle Class

February 22 @ 8:00 am

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Feb 23

Open Gym

February 23 @ 10:30 am

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Feb 23

Healthy Hustle Class

February 23 @ 1:30 pm

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Feb 26

Healthy Hustle Class

February 26 @ 8:00 am

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Training for Life Campus Stories

SOMO hosts 8th annual Super Hero Bocce Tournament

By Andrew Kauffman | September 12, 2022

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri hosted the 8th annual Super Hero Bocce Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Training for Life Campus. More than 40 teams participated in…

SOMO honors coaches at Training for Life Campus

By Andrew Kauffman | July 18, 2022

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri honored dozens of its coaches at its first-ever Coaches Celebration Event on Saturday, July 16 at the Training for Life Campus. “We cannot put…

SOMO to host 26th annual Gary Brimer Sports Camp

By Andrew Kauffman | June 20, 2022

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri is so excited to host its 26th annual Gary Brimer Sports Camp at the Training for Life Campus, June 26 through July 1. 51…

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Selection Camp, celebration on tap

By Andrew Kauffman | June 24, 2021

Two historic events converge Saturday, June 26, at Special Olympics Missouri’s (SOMO) Training for Life Campus at 305 Special Olympics Drive in Jefferson City.

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Stage set for State Summer Games

By Andrew Kauffman | May 13, 2021

After a two-year hiatus, the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games are just three weeks away, set for a one-day event on Saturday, June 5, at Hickman High School in Columbia.

First E-Sports Tourney a Success

By Andrew Kauffman | May 12, 2021

Written by athlete leader Michael Mohrmann I have played fortnite before I played it for SOMO. I have play doubles with a friend of mine and we won and got…

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!