Support Storm Patterson for the 2020 motionball Marathon Of Sport Kingston

I am proud to be participating in motionball’s first ever virtual edition of Marathon of Sport, hosted by Olympic Champion Tessa Virtue.

We can’t play in person this year, so we need your support more than ever. With many Special Olympics programs and fundraising initiatives on hold, our goal is to ensure that no athlete is left behind when programs resume.

Your donation is critical in supporting athletes participating in Special Olympics programs at every level, from the athletes who bring home gold medals and make Canada proud on the world stage to the thousands who look forward to weekly practice for fitness, fun, and friendship. You are supporting the parents, siblings, caregivers and friends of individuals with intellectual disabilities, who imagine a world of inclusion & endless possibilities.

By supporting motionball, you are helping raise important funds and creating awareness for the Special Olympics movement and making it possible for more people with intellectual disabilities to benefit from the transformative power of sport.

I have been thankful enough to have grown up with a sister who has Autism. She has brought a significant amount of joy in my life, but has also taught me to appreciate the little things that most people take for granted.

Last year, our team had to pleasure of competing with Laura and James. The amount of joy brought out of Laura by particapting in motionball is irreplaceable and it is something she looks forward to every year. I know that if you help me support motionball, they will do an excellent job of continuing to bring joy and giving athletes like Laura a sense of purpose.

To get a better understanding of what the Kingston event is all about, please check out a video of the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWVhQ9J69uA

Thank you in advance for your support!

Much Love

Company: Queen Street Fitness

Special Olympics Athletes On My Team

Justin Veenstra
Meet Justin, a Special Olympics athlete who represents the 50,000 Canadians with an intellectual disability who participate in Special Olympics programs. Your support is ensuring athletes like Justin can get back to the playing field, and that no one is left behind.

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Basketball, swimming ,T ball, soccer and Fundamentals

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Singing the National Anthem for the Police Torch Run

How do you like to spend your time outside of Special Olympics? (jobs, hobbies, activities, etc)

I love to make clay figures , talk to my friends on messenger , listen to music

What do you love most about motionball events?

meeting new people and making friends

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 3,850 minutes.

Our team has completed 44,058 minutes of our goal of 60,000

73.43%

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $285 out of my goal of $100

100%

My team has raised $3,471 out of our goal of $50

6941%

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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