ST. LOUIS — Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) has received more than $50,000 from the Emerson Charitable Trust for the planned SOMO Training for Life Campus (TLC). Special Olympics Missouri serves thousands of individuals with intellectual disabilities each year, by combining the health, fitness, social, and emotional benefits that result from participation in sports.
Special Olympics Missouri will substantially increase its capacity to serve these individuals through a state-of-the-art Training for Life Campus. This world-class 44,000 square foot facility will be built on 15.5 acres on the northeast corner of US Highway 54 and Missouri Highway 179 in Jefferson City for more than 120,900 individuals in the state who qualify for and would benefit from SOMO programs. 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.
“We are extremely pleased with the support that we have received for this project from the St. Louis community. The Emerson Charitable Trust, a leader in the St. Louis business community, shares our vision for this facility and recognizes the worthiness of the Training for Life Campus,” said Mark Musso, president and CEO of Special Olympics Missouri.
“Emerson is proud to support the development of the Training for Life Campus,” said Patrick J. Sly, Emerson executive vice president. “This facility will help to increase Special Olympics Missouri’s ability to help improve the lives of people within the community.”
For more information, contact Jennifer Brown, Special Olympics Missouri at 314.961.7755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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