Support Annmarie Lang-Hodge for the 2020 motionball Marathon Of Sport Simon Fraser University

Hello everyone!

On March 21st, I am volunteering at an all-day fundraiser called Marathon of Sport. All funds raised at the event are donated to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. This event allows individuals to sign up as teams and compete alongside local Special Olympics athletes in a variety of fun sports!

Marathon of Sport is organized by motionball. motionball is a not-for-profit whose mandate is to introduce the next generation of donors, volunteers and sponsors to the Special Olympics movement through integrated social and sporting events. motionball now proudly hosts 33 annual events in 19 cities across the country. Through these events and since inception in 2002, motionball has donated over $10 million to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation.

At motionball’s request, 70% of the funds raised at Marathon of Sport are sent to the local Provincial Chapter, which in our case will be Special Olympics BC. 25% stays with the Special Olympics Canada Foundation to ensure the long-term stability of the movement, and the other 5% is directed to the #NOGOODWAY Campaign which aims to end the use of the R-word (retard) in everyday conversation.

For the past 4 years, I have been a volunteer with the Special Olympics swim team in Burnaby. During that time, I've come to appreciate how important and beneficial the Special Olympics programs are to these athletes. Please take the time to consider donating to this cause, or sign up with a team by emailing us at sfu@motionball.com.

For more information on motionball please visit www.motionball.com.

Thank you for your support, and for taking the time to read this letter!
Annmarie

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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 kilometers of fitness-based activities.

I have completed 0 kilometers.

Our team has completed 0 kilometers of our goal of 1

0%

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $325 out of my goal of $500

65%

My team has raised $1,726 out of our goal of $200

864%

My Wall Of Awesome

  • Marie-Andree Crepeau  $100
  • Brigitte Crepeau  $200
  • Anna Giulione  $25

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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