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

Training for Life Campus Stories

SOMO Weekend Recap: Jan. 9-15

By Andrew Kauffman | January 16, 2023

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Jan. 9-15, 2023! Tip-A-Cop – Tuesday, Jan. 10 Eight officers from the Maryville Treatment Center…

SOMO Weekend Recap: Dec. 14-18

By Andrew Kauffman | December 19, 2022

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Dec. 14-18, 2022! Unified Christmas Party – Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 88 students and staff…

SOMO Weekend Recap: Dec. 8-11

By Andrew Kauffman | December 12, 2022

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Dec. 8-11, 2022! Lexington Local Basketball Tournament – Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022 SOMO hosted a…

SOMO announces Drive it Home Raffle winner and honors law enforcement

By Andrew Kauffman | December 9, 2022

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) hosted its 2022 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Celebration Lunch at the Training for Life Campus on Friday, Dec. 9. This event helped…

SOMO announces six area finalists for Drive it Home Raffle

By Andrew Kauffman | December 7, 2022

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is one step closer to naming a grand prize winner for the 2022 Drive it Home Raffle! Each of SOMO’s six area offices…

Tipton students learn new skills at Training for Life Campus

By Andrew Kauffman | December 7, 2022

JEFFERSON CITY – More than a dozen students from Tipton High School visited the Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) Training for Life Campus on Wednesday, Dec. 7! Tipton is one of…


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!