Support Scott Feddery for the 2020 motionball Marathon Of Sport Toronto

On September 26, 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.
Thank you for your consideration -- any support is greatly appreciated.

For more information on motionball or how you can join me in the 2020 Virtual Marathon of Sport please visit motionball.com/marathonofsport/

Special Olympics Athletes On My Team

Ray Bazinet
What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Floor Hockey and Golf

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

The very first FloorHockey tournament I participated at the Armories in Toronto

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

I work for Lowes and I volunteer for Habitat for Humanity

What do you love most about motionball events?

Interacting with all the participants
Fareed Champsi
What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Swimming, Floor hockey, Track&Field and Baseball

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Winning a gold medal in the 400m freestyle

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

Playing Xbox

What do you love most about motionball events?

Make new friends
Kevin Deakin
What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Floor hockey, swimming, curling, baseball and track

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Scoring the winning goal in floor hockey

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

Volunteer with Habitat For Humanity, deconstruction team and at the Restore, playing video games and hang out with my family

What do you love most about motionball events?

Being with teammates and playing the sports
Nerissa Elysia Pooran
What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Track and Field, Swimming

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Competing at my first National Games in 1998

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

Leisure swim, personal training, jogging, movies, music, dancing, cooking classes, internet, National Geographic, Netflix etc., colouring pictures, sticker art, socializing with family and friends

What do you love most about motionball events?

Meeting people, participating in the various events, being with my friends and representing Special Olympics
Troy Ford-King
What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

golf, bocce, curling and alpine skiing

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Being selected as the first International Global messenger from Canada and the first SO athlete to be on the Torch Run International executive council

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

jogging, walking my dog, skiing and working at Tim Hortons

What do you love most about motionball events?

meeting new sponsors , people and socializing with all the athletes!!!
BJ Hall
What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Golf, Curling, and Basketball

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Winning a gold medal In sona for golf and carrying the Olympic torch.

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

jigsaw puzzle practice my golf game working.

What do you love most about motionball events?

meet new people I don't normally see
Matthew Hoffman
What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Curling and bowling

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Being part of motionball family

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

Reading the daily newspaper, watching news, watching old movies, listening to Opera

What do you love most about motionball events?

Seeing my friends
Ruby Lappin
What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Basketball, softball, curling, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, golf

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Playing unified soccer for Special Olympics Ontario Toronto FC at BMO field

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

Working at a hair salon, colouring, hanging with my family and pets

What do you love most about motionball events?

Seeing all my friend and playing all day
Erica Machtinger
What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Swimming & Track

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

When I qualified for Provincials for the first time and for the first time in Swimming

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

hang out with friends, going to movies, exercising & swimming

What do you love most about motionball events?

The inclusiveness and meeting new athletes and making new friends on my team
Catherine Partlow
What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Track, Golf, and Snowshoeing

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Winning gold at the Special Olympics World Games on Canada Day in Athens Greece in 2011 for the 100m sprint.

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

I usually work two days a week at JYSK (I haven’t been working due to COVID-19). I volunteer with Active Start and FUNdamentals Special Olympics children and youth programs. I do spin class, yoga and weight training at the Abilities Centre. I like spending time with my family and playing golf with my dad.

What do you love most about motionball events?

I love dressing up to go to the Galas, I love meeting new people and I love the new games that we play at Marathon of Sport. I also love my weekly motionball Zoom meetings, staying in touch with motionball volunteers and other Special Olympics athletes.
Taylor Redmond
What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Basketball, Bowling, and Track

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Winning the Edge Conference Provincial Basketball Qualifier for the 2020 games

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

My Sports Show at the U of Guelph, hanging out with my friends and watching Sports

What do you love most about motionball events?

Meeting new friends and having fun
Monique Shah
What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Track and field, bowling, curling, bocce and snow shoeing

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Representing Canada at the 2011 Special Olympics Summer World Games in Athens Greece and winning 2 gold medals in the 100m and 200m sprint.

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

I volunteer at the Bradford Valley Nursing home in my community, watch TV especially the sports channel, colour and doing puzzles. I also enjoy dancing and photography.

What do you love most about motionball events?

I enjoy meeting people and making new friends
Kevin Timberlake
What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Floor Hockey, Soccer, Softball and Basketball

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Going to Vancouver with my baseball team and my wife who was a coach.

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

Watching Nascar and building model cards

What do you love most about motionball events?

Getting to meet different people and the opportunity to travel
Nicole Vespa


What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Nicole's main sport is Figure Skating, then Rhythmic Gymnastics, Swimming and Golf in the summer.

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Receiving a Gold and Silver Medal at the 2020 National Winter games in Thunder Bay

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

Busy volunteering at Heart and Stroke Foundation and also at Goodlife Fitness centre, were the LOVE of training became her passion. Now she continues to train at home plus started running to keep fit. Other hobbies include listening to music videos and watching wrestling WWE on YouTube. She also likes to spend time writing in her journal.

What do you love most about motionball events?

Being part of a team to make new friends and playing at the Marathon of Sports.

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $500 out of my goal of $250

100%

My team has raised $77,466 out of our goal of $70,000

111%

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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