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Community shows up for #SOMOREBUILD

 On May 24, Special Olympics Missouri’s Training for Life Campus (TLC) in Jefferson City was heavily damaged by a tornado. The EF3 twister tore through the new 16.5-acre campus, destroying our athletic field and damaging the roof and most interior spaces at the world-class training facility designed specifically for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

ESPN spotlights Campus tornado damage

The tornado damage sustained by SOMO's Training for Life Campus caught attention from around the country, especially the sports community. Just weeks after the storm, featured a story about the tornado's damage to the Campus, and SOMO's difficult decision to cancel the State Summer Games in 2019 that were scheduled to be held in June.

Updates About Tornado Damage at Training for Life Campus



Update Oct. 14, 2019

TLC Roof RepairConstruction crews are at the Campus replacing the roof!


Update Aug. 26, 2019

Ceremony marks construction milestone

The construction of the SOMO Training for Life Campus reached a key milestone with the completion of the main building's steel frame. The milestone was celebrated with a "Topping Out" ceremony in late January. Watch the video to see the excitement of athletes and donors who will open the Campus next year.

Donors' gifts to Campus doubled

Centene match will close fundraising gap

Centene Charitable Foundation has stepped up to help us reach the finish line in fundraising for the SOMO Training for Life Campus.

New TLC arena offers recognition plaques with medals

SOMO is presenting the Athlete & Volunteer Recognition Wall inside the multipurpose arena at our new Training for Life Campus and offering gold, silver and bronze tribute plaques at affordable donation levels.

Campus gets green light from Jefferson City

Training for Life Campus gets go-ahead from Jefferson City officials

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Tribute Trail to wrap around Training for Life Campus

SOMO is planning the Training for Life Campus Tribute Trail – a beautiful pathway nestled among the sports fields and facilities of our new SOMO Training for Life Campus. You can commemorate an athlete, team, coach or family with a contribution to support the Campus.

SOMO Receives $1 Million Grant to Build Training for Life Campus

Special Olympics Missouri receives $1 million challenge grant to build Training for Life Campus SOMO has received a $1 million challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation to put the non-profit closer to building the Training for Life Campus. With this grant, SOMO's capital campaign has raised $16 million in cash, pledges and in-kind gifts - enough to build the 44,000 sq. ft. facility that will anchor the campus. The Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce Civic Progress Committee has been instrumental in the final push to complete the fundraising effort.


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