Support Ryan Van Stralen for the 2020 motionball Marathon Of Sport Ottawa

Hi there, I am raising money for motionball for Special Olympics. motionball is a national non-profit that empowers young Canadians to be leaders in their communities, raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics through integrated social and sporting events. This year I am participating in the first ever virtual event. I hope to raise $1000 and I pledge to bike 1 KM for each dollar I raise.

Thank you for your consideration, every little bit helps.

If you would like to donate, please see attached link. Thanks in advance.
https://www.marathonofsport.com/sponsor/?r=31070

Special Olympics Athletes On My Team

Kimana Mar
Meet Kimana, 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 Kimana can get back to the playing field, and that no one is left behind.

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Rhythmic Gymnastics

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

The opportunity to represent Canada and meeting many athletes from other countries in 2019 Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi where I won 7 gold metals in Rhythmic Gymnastics.

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

I enjoy school and I am preparing to go to college next year. I look forward to returning to co-op (when it is safe) at Shoppers Drug Mart and at Parliament Hill. My hobbies are ballet, down hill skiing, and following the beauty industry.

What do you love most about motionball events?

Enjoying a fun filled day of sport, being welcomed and encouraged by my team and feeling included is what I love about motionball. It is also an opportunity to see many friends and volunteers from Special Olympics.

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $2,002 out of my goal of $1,000

100%

My team has raised $4,577 out of our goal of $4,000

115%

My Wall Of Awesome

  • Hannah Knott  $20
  • Graeme Eastwood  $50
  • Roxane Blasko  $50
  • Mark Cavallin
  • Ryan Hopkins  $50
  • Jake Middleton  $100
  • Matt Jenkins  $31
  • Sean Bamford  $50
  • Kara Jones  $50
  • John Cavey  $52
  • Travis Brown
  • Cory Wilson  $25
  • Pat Morell  $100
  • Ben Hutton  $100
  • Remy .  $10

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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