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Support the SOMO Training for Life Campus

Special Olympics Missouri has broken ground on its SOMO Training for Life Campus, the planned new home of Special Olympics Missouri and the largest facility of its kind in the United States.

SOMO has raised $18.3 million in cash, gifts and in-kind services -- enough to build the 34,000 sq.ft. facility that will be the anchor of the Campus. At the northeast end of the SOMO Campus, expansion plans call for an athlete pavilion, softball field, bocce courts, tennis courts, golf skills, horse shoes, Law Enforcement Torch Run Plaza.  Additional naming opportunities of $750,000 are available for the outdoor fields and sports equipment. 

Tax credits still available

The deadline for availability of tax credits is September 28, 2018. MDFB tax credits of 50% are available to any Missouri taxpayer who donates $1,000 or more. Payment must be made to MDFB for the benefit of SOMO’s Training for Life Campus on or before this date. Call Laurie Shadoan at (913) 789-0353 to get started.

Our 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 16.5-acre campus will be located in Jefferson City, and will offer year-round training opportunities for athletes, coaches and volunteers from throughout Missouri. 


A site plan rendering of the SOMO Training for Life Campus.  See detailed images here.
Watch the live construction happening here.

Learn more about the Campus in Jefferson City. 

Donors are supporting the Campus project in a big way. Some are claiming naming opportunities at the Campus. Even our athletes are supporting the fundraising campaign. We need your support to meet our fundraising goals and finish building the Campus. If you make a gift of $1,000 or more this year, you may qualify for tax credits that can bring more than 70% of your donation right back to you while your donation benefits the Campus. You can also donate or pledge on a monthly or annual basis.

For more than 40 years, our athletes, coaches, volunteers and staff have not had their own place to call home. The Training for Life Campus will be their transformative place to train, compete and learn the lessons of sport and life that inspire all of us.

This is your chance to give our 15,000 athletes – and the thousands more who will follow – the place they want most, so they can keep giving so much to all of us.

We invite you to join us in our effort to make the SOMO Training for Life Campus a reality. Our athletes need your support, and they will return their gratitude and happiness to you.

Learn about the Campus

Make a donation toward the SOMO Training for Life Campus

Learn about SOMO tax credits for your donation

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