Knights of Columbus and SOMO

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Missouri Knights of Columbus accept $1.2 Million Challenge to raise funds for Training for Life Campus

For over 30 years, Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) and the Missouri Knights of Columbus have held a close partnership, together serving individuals with intellectual disabilities. Through this partnership, 15,000+ athletes across the state of Missouri are able to discover new strengths, abilities, skills and success through the power of sports in Special Olympics.

Today, the Missouri Knights of Columbus are more involved than ever before. You can find them volunteering at events, providing meals, standing as the Honor Guard of State Games, hosting Tootsie Roll Drives and other fundraisers, serving as coaches, participating as Unified Partners and much more.  

In 2014, the Missouri Knights of Columbus decided to enhance their partnership even more by accepting a challenge to raise $1,200,000.00 over the next five years to be used for the building of the planned Training for Life Campus (TLC). The Sports Education Multi-Media Center within the TLC will carry the name Missouri State Council Knights of Columbus.  Click here to support their efforts

In addition, any Council who meets the recognition levels shown will receive permanent recognition within the Training for Life Campus. Each Council who meets a bronze, silver or gold level will be listed with the color of their medal: $25 (per member) for bronze, $50 (per member) for silver, $100 (per member) for gold and $200 (per member) for double gold. Individuals will be recognized for achieving a personal goal of $100 by receiving a “Champion of SOMO” pin. Any individual that achieves a personal goal of $50 will receive a “Friend of SOMO” pin. Click here to purchase a pin, or email Mary Niswonger if you have already achieved this level. 

The significant contribution of time, energy, and financial support from the Knights of Columbus members is of unsurpassed value to SOMO athletes. Learn more about the Missouri State Council Knights of Columbus at

Help the Knights of Columbus meet their $1 Million challenge and make the Training for Life Campus a reality

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