Support Torie for the 2019 motionball Marathon Of Sport Calgary

On June 22, myself and Team Flames will be 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 - an organization near and dear to my heart.

My younger brother Jari is a Special Olympian and his participation in a variety of sports has impacted his life in a multitude of ways. Being able to play alongside his peers and be a part of a team has allowed him to make new friends, be more involved in his community, gain confidence, and improve his physical health.

Team Flames has been a long-time supporter of Marathon Of Sport and hope to surpass our past fundraising efforts, making sure Special Olympics Canada can provide all the necessary resources for athletes across the nation.

Marathon of Sport Calgary 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 Jari and together we can level the playing field for thousands of Canadians with intellectual disabilities.

Thank you very much for your support!

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Special Olympics Athletes On My Team

My Activity Goal

Corporate teams have been challenged by their employers to hit a certain number of minutes of fitness-based activities.

I have completed 0 minutes.

Our team has completed 0 minutes of our goal of 1

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Fundraising Totals

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

45%

My team has raised $15,744 out of our goal of $10,000

89%

My Wall Of Awesome

  • Anita Cranston
  • Brad Treliving
  • Derek Wills  $25
  • Donna and Miranda Kines
  • Blake Heynen
  • Kate Pereira
  • Domenic Manchisi
  • Brad Pascall
  • Sean O'Brien  $100
  • Chris Huey  $25
  • Gerry Thomas  $50

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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