Special Olympics Missouri is planning for the Training for Life Campus, the new home for Special Olympics Missouri. A major fundraising campaign is winding down and SOMO is looking for active donors.
Their Training for Life Campus will serve current and future generations of individuals with intellectual disabilities, and will be the largest such facility in scope in the United States. The 44,000-square-foot campus will be located in Jefferson City, and will offer year-round training opportunities for athletes, coaches and volunteers from throughout Missouri.
The site for the TLC will be located at the northeast corner of U.S. Highway 54 and Missouri Highway 179. It will be the first facility of its kind in the world built for the sole purpose of improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.
Families and friends of more than 1,200 athletes that will visit the campus to train each year will utilize hotel room nights, meals in local restaurants, and shopping opportunities. The campus doesn’t stop there — it will serve as a lifelong community hub and center, and will inspire a new drive in our athletes so that they may be continue to develop physical and social skills they need to be as productive and independent as possible.
Special Olympics Missouri is currently just over 75% of their financial goal for the $12.5 million facility. They need to hit their goal by April 15th to receive a special $1 million grant.
There is still time to donate to help Special Olympics Missouri reach their goal so they can fund this outstanding campus.