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It’s Official: The Training for Life Campus is Open!

Ribbon Cutting Athletes“I love this place!”

“We finally have a place to call home!”

“This is a dream come true!”

These are the declarations from our athletes that have been resonating through our new Training for Life Campus since our Campus Dedication on Nov. 1. It is official: The Training for Life Campus is open and our athletes have already began to train and utilize the facilities. Our athletes are very excited about their new home, but they are also empowered to live beyond the campus by taking what they learn from the campus and applying it to the way they live their daily lives. We all have the opportunity to help encourage, support and donate towards this incredible movement.

Arial view with shadowsAlthough the campus is open, it is not yet complete. Still needed are our outdoor fields referred to as the “Back 9.” The Back 9 will host a softball field, tennis courts, bocce courts, horseshoe pits, athlete pavilion, Law Enforcement Torch Run plaza, and a golf skills recreation field. We still need to raise $350,000 to utilize tax credits for this project.

As we begin to welcome our athletes to our campus, we will be providing camps throughout the year (previously we were only able to host one camp per year). These camps give our athletes the opportunities to learn and train on fitness equipment, receive a health assessment through our world-renown health and wellness wing, attend leadership training through ALPs (Athlete Leadership Programs), and continue to build trusting relationships with athletes from their area. We are inviting our donors to consider supporting our camps as well. Our goal is to raise $250,000 for this commitment.

Confirmed Camp dates for 2019:

  • Central Area Camp – January 25 – 27
  • Southwest Area Camp – March 1 – 3
  • Day Camps for Day Programs – April 8 – 12
  • Challenge Days – April 15 – 17
  • Day Camps for Day Programs – April 22 – 25
  • St. Louis Metro Area Camp – May 17 – 19
  • Statewide Sports Camp June 16 – 21
  • North Area Camp – August 23 – 25
  • Southeast Area Camp – September 6 – 8
  • KC Metro Area Camp – October 18 – 20

Ribbon CuttingTo help us reach our goals, we are offering naming opportunities. This is the absolute last chance to receive tax credits through MDFB (Missouri Development Finance Board). Tax credits are available until Dec. 15. These are a 50% tax credit and have a carry-forward for up to five years. All Missouri taxpayers can benefit from tax credits. Additional information about tax credits is located here.

If you have any questions or need any additional information about tax credits, naming opportunities, etc., please contact Travis Bourbon, 816.678.9670 or Laurie Shadoan, 816-806-7787.