Support BarbieTessa Virtue for the 2020 motionball Marathon Of Sport Calgary

We are proud to be participating in motionball’s first ever virtual edition of Marathon of Sport, hosted by Olympic Champion Tessa Virtue. Tessa Virtue inspires us with her charitable efforts and her overall dedication to helping people participate in sport.

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

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

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.

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $270 out of my goal of $250

100%

My team has raised $920 out of our goal of $2,000

46%

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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