Special Olympics have given so much to my brother throughout the years, that it is time I gave something back. My brother Mike is a Special Olympics Ontario athlete who plays Floor Hockey (Milton Ducks), Basketball (Milton Scorpions), Softball (Milton Muddawgs), and is a part of Special Hockey International (Mississauga Crusaders). Mike is my hero. Throughout my life I have always been inspired by the way he sees the world and the happiness he shares with everyone he meets. He motivates me to be a better person every day.
This year, my friends and I put together a team to raise money for Special Olympics and compete in the Motionball tournament where we will compete against other teams in a variety of different sports. All teams will be joined by Special Olympic athletes and this year we got so lucky because my brother, Mike, is going to be on our team! We are excited for a day of fun and hope that you will help contribute to this great cause.
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On May 25, I am participating in an all-day fundraiser called the motionball Marathon of Sport. All funds raised at the event are donated to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. Throughout the day, I will be competing in a variety of sports alongside local Special Olympics athletes like Taylor.
"Taylor inspires us every day with the way he faces the world - fearless and with a big smile. He has had a number of obstacles to overcome in his life. motionball has had a direct impact on Taylor by giving him the chance to interact with young professionals and positive role models who look more at what he can do - not what he can't. This has made him more confident. Last year, Taylor brought home 2 bronze medals from the National Summer Games in Nova Scotia and interviewed the legendary Don Cherry on his very own radio show." - Steve Redmond, parent and Special Olympics coach
Marathon of Sport Toronto is part of a larger national movement called motionball for Special Olympics, a non-profit organization that empowers young Canadians to be leaders in their communities, raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics so that individuals with intellectual disabilities can lead happier, healthier lives. Special Olympics provides opportunities for over 47,000 Canadians with intellectual disabilities to experience the transformative power of sport. Today, motionball proudly hosts over 40 events across Canada and has delivered over $10.8 million to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!
By making a donation to motionball, you'll be supporting athletes like Taylor and together we can level the playing field for thousands of Canadians with intellectual disabilities.
Thank you very much for your support, Alex
For more information on motionball please visit motionball.com