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.

Programs at the campus

Training for Life Campus Events

Training for Life Campus Stories

A volunteer pours smoothies for a group of athletes watching on

Selection Camp, celebration on tap

By Jodie Jackson | 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.

50th anniversary logo

Stage set for State Summer Games

By Jodie Jackson | 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 Brandon Schatsiek | 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…

SOMO athletes dig in to garden

By Jodie Jackson | May 12, 2021

he Health and Wellness program at Special Olympics Missouri has joined the quest to develop and nurture additional green thumbs.

Matt LaCaille stands in front of the dental exam room at Special Olympics Missouri's Training for Life Campus.

SOMO wows Knights of Columbus

By Jodie Jackson | April 27, 2021

By JODIE JACKSON JR. | Special Olympics Missouri JEFFERSON CITY – Seeing really was believing for Matt LaCaille and a hundred or so other Knights of Columbus members who recently…

SPECIAL OLYMPICS MISSOURI CELEBRATES 50 YEARS!

By Kayla Hull | March 1, 2021

WOW! Can you believe that SOMO is 50 YEARS OLD today?  On March 1, 1971, we were incorporated as a 501(c)3.  Back then, we were Missouri Special Olympics and in…

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!