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 28

Cards and Cookies Class

February 28 @ 10:30 am

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Feb 28

Healthy Hustle Class

February 28 @ 1:30 pm

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Feb 29

Healthy Hustle Class

February 29 @ 8:00 am

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Training for Life Campus Stories

SOMO Sum Ups: Nov. 13-20

By Charlotte Raley | November 20, 2023

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Nov. 13-20, 2023! Training for Life Campus Weekly Events and Classes: November 14-17 We have been loving the Training for Life Campus November…

RELEASE: SOMO inducts 2023 Hall of Fame Class and announces annual award winners

By Andrew Kauffman | November 20, 2023

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) inducted its 2023 Hall of Fame Class and honored several of its most outstanding athletes, coaches, volunteers and financial partners at the 2023…

SOMO hosts Inclusive Youth Leadership Summit at Training for Life Campus

By Andrew Kauffman | November 17, 2023

JEFFERSON CITY – Four Missouri schools traveled to the Training for Life Campus for an Inclusive Youth Leadership Summit on Thursday, Nov. 16. Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) was so excited…

SOMO Sum Ups: Nov. 7-13

By Charlotte Raley | November 14, 2023

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from November 7-13, 2023! Training for Life Campus Weekly Events and Classes: November 7-10 We have been loving the Training for Life…

RELEASE: SOMO to induct 2023 Hall of Fame Class and recognize annual award winners at 2023 Awards Banquets

By Andrew Kauffman | November 13, 2023

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) will induct its 2023 Hall of Fame Class and honor several of its most outstanding athletes, coaches, volunteers and financial partners at the…

SOMO Sum Ups: Oct. 31- Nov. 6

By Charlotte Raley | November 7, 2023

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from October 31- November 6, 2023! Training for Life Campus Weekly Events and Classes: October 31- November 6 This week began our new schedule at the Training for Life Campus with…


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!