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
Central Area Unified Champion Schools Flag Football Tournament
October 27 @ 9:30 am
Central Area Unified Champion Schools Basketball Tournament
February 3, 2023 @ 9:30 am
Training for Life Campus Stories
Editor’s note: This Challenge Day took place May 10, 2019. Less than two weeks later on May 22, an EF3 tornado tore through Jefferson City, destroying our athletic field and…
Editor’s note: This session of Young Athletes concluded in early May 2019. On May 22, an EF3 tornado tore through Jefferson City, destroying our athletic field and damaging the roof…
Inspired by our mission, SOMO offers programs that cultivate the whole athlete on and off the sports field. It’s easy to see that lives can’t help but be changed through…
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.
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.
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!