Support Jeff Weber for the 2020 motionball Marathon Of Sport National

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

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

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 video games and hanging out with friends

What do you love most about motionball events?

Making new friends
Ruby Lappin
Meet Ruby, 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 Ruby can get back to the playing field, and that no one is left behind.

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

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $310 out of my goal of $0

0%

My team has raised $5,197 out of our goal of $25,000

21%

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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