Support Eleni Schetakis 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 the Marathon of Sport, hosted by Olympic Champion Tessa Virtue.

With many Special Olympics programs and fundraising initiatives on hold, our goal is to ensure that no athlete is left behind when programs resume.

By supporting motionball, you can help raise important funds and create awareness for the Special Olympics movement, making it possible for more people with intellectual disabilities to benefit from the transformative power of sport.

I am absolutely grateful for any support you would like to provide. However, I understand and appreciate these are challenging times for everyone, please do not feel any pressure.

Thank you!

Eleni

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

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

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Bocce, Swimming, Alpine Ski

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Going to South Korea in 2013 for the World Winter Games in Alpine Ski

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

I used to volunteer at a dental office for 20 years sterilizing instruments prior to COVID. My mother gave me a special title - Sterilization Engineer

What do you love most about motionball events?

Making Friends and having fun.

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $930 out of my goal of $500

100%

My team has raised $2,250 out of our goal of $2,000

113%

My Wall Of Awesome

  • Faye Almeshaan
  • Nikki Schetakis
  • Julius Tang
  • Jim Schetakis  $250
  • Monique Hambre
  • Safina Hussein
  • Tristan Austin  $60
  • Emeka Ubani  $150

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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