Special Olympics Plans Columbia Training Center
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A fund-raising campaign to build a training facility for Special Olympics Missouri is off to a strong start.
Centene Corp., a health plan company based in St. Louis, donated the first $1 million for the proposed building in south Columbia.
The plans were announced Thursday at the start of fund-raising for the proposed $7.5 million facility. The organization also plans to move its headquarters from Jefferson City to the new building.
Organizers are planning a 44,000-square-foot building on 11.2 acres. Plans are for the center to have facilities to support 21 sports, a fitness center and some health screenings. Other organizations will be allowed to use the center.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports http://bit.ly/n5cppZ ) that the $1 million gift is the largest donation ever given to Special Olympics Missouri.