Support Gabrielle Dickert for the 2020 motionball Marathon Of Sport Vancouver

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/

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Special Olympics Athletes On My Team

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

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Floor Hockey, Softball, Basketball, Bowling

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Winning lots of gold medals for Bowling in London, Ontario

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

Long walks and bike rides

What do you love most about motionball events?

They're all about inclusion which I find really comforting and happy about.
Ariel Taylor
Meet Ariel, 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 Ariel can get back to the playing field, and that no one is left behind.

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Basketball, 5pin Bowling, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Soccer, Golf, Bocce, Snowshoeing, Club Fit, Swimming

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Winter National Games at Thunder Bay competing and winning medals

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

I have a horse named Missy and ride whenever I can. I enjoy working at Starbucks and Thrifty's. I enjoy crafts such as Diamond Art.

What do you love most about motionball events?

Meeting new people; sharing stories; competing against other teams.

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 140 minutes.

Our team has completed 1,682 minutes of our goal of 4,500

37.38%

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $695 out of my goal of $1,500

47%

My team has raised $695 out of our goal of $2,500

28%

My Wall Of Awesome

  • Gabrielle Dickert  $250
  • Murray Dickert  $50
  • Maggie Samson  $50
  • Sarah Kuntz  $50

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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