Support Matt for the 2019 motionball Marathon Of Sport Hamilton

Hello Friends and Family,

Once again this year I am proud to be participating in the Marathon of Sport for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!

This will be the fourth year that I will be captaining a team and inviting a Special Olympics athlete to join us for a full day of sports and good times.

I really do appreciate how much support I get from all of you every year - thanks to you, last year our team raised over $6,000 and helped Marathon of Sport Hamilton beat it's target of $50,000!

This year we are aiming to raise $75,000 at the Hamilton event and $1,700,000 across Canada.

Please consider making a donation to help us reach our 2019 goal!

Donations can be made here: http://mball.ca/matt

Thank you!!

Matt


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!

For more information on motionball please visit motionball.com

Special Olympics Athletes On My Team

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $1,300 out of my goal of $1,250

45%

My team has raised $6,019 out of our goal of $5,000

89%

My Wall Of Awesome

  • Damien O’Brien  $25
  • Amanda Benichou  $25
  • Jordan Owens  $25
  • Chris Benedetti  $25
  • Susan Whittington  $75
  • Andrij Teliszewsky  $100
  • Michael Ragan  $50
  • Bradley Hammond
  • Julie DeWolfe  $50
  • Clare Graham  $50
  • Chris Wray
  • Lisa Stilborn  $50
  • Meaghan Coker
  • Andy Sestric  $50
  • Landon Tresise  $50
  • Christina Marciano  $25
  • Simon Bourgeois  $25
  • Robyn Gray  $50
  • Jane Armstrong  $100
  • Taylor Imrie  $25
  • Margot Whittington  $50
  • Jamie Kovacs
  • Navneet Khinda  $25
  • Lynda Palombo
  • Mike Burton  $100
  • Matthew Whittington  $65

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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