Support Mark Haggarty for the 2019 motionball Marathon Of Sport Hamilton

On June 22, I am participating in an all-day fundraiser called the motionball Marathon of Sport. The reason why I love Special Olympics is because I have passion & perseverance so I never give up and I am the future of Special Olympics. I have 8 golds, 4 silvers and 3 bronze and my favourite part of Special Olympics is going to swim meets and trying to be a leader and a role model for everybody in Special Olympics. My special friends that I've made at the swim meets, floor hockey games and now motionball, we laugh together we sing together and we listen to our coaches together". Are they going to be your friends forever? "Absolutely all the friends that I have forever always".
All funds raised at the event are donated to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. Throughout the day, I will be paired up with a team competing in a variety of sports alongside local Hamilton community participants.



"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 Hamilton 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,  Special Olympics Superstar Mark Haggarty

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Special Olympics Athletes On My Team

My Activity Goal

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Fundraising Totals

I have raised $1,415 out of my goal of $1,000

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My team has raised $2,775 out of our goal of $5,000

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Team: Special Olympics Hamilton Athletes

My Wall Of Awesome

  • Cathy Haggarty
  • Karen Falls  $50
  • Bradley McCann  $100
  • Janet and Roger Trull  $100
  • Erin Gibson
  • Joanne Morawski  $100
  • Cathy Tolton
  • Leslie Barrett-Sanderson  $100
  • Jenna Seagrove  $15
  • Mary & Cleland  $50
  • Jim Macintyre
  • Brenda and Harold Holland
  • Maureen & Brent Mitchell
  • Collin Haalboom  $50
  • Maggie Cockburn  $25
  • Ben Anderson  $40
  • Mary Lou martin  $25
  • Rachel Matthews  $100

HOW CAN YOUR DOLLARS HELP?

motionball for Special Olympics is a registered not-for-profit corporation, raising money for Special Olympics programs across Canada. 70% of the funds we raise are distributed to programs in the province where they are raised, with the remainder going to the long-term funding of programs through the Special Olympics Canada Foundation.

While COVID-19 has affected us all, Special Olympics athletes are feeling the effects of this global pandemic more than most. Sport programs are suspended, competitions have been cancelled, and many athletes remain stuck indoors, at a greater risk of contracting COVID-19 than the general population. Now more than ever, the role of motionball in these athlete’s lives is incredibly important. As one of the Special Olympics’ largest funding partners in Canada, motionball has donated over $13M to date. motionball supporters are dedicated to ensuring that every local club and program can return stronger than before, and that no Special Olympics athlete is left behind.

  • 49,626

    The number of Special Olympics athletes across Canada

  • 20,184

    Child and youth Special Olympics athletes across Canada

  • 21,953

    The number of Special Olympics Canada volunteers

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