Meet [Adam], 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 [Adam] can get back to the playing field, and that no one is left behind.
What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?
[Basketball and floor hockey]
What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?
[Attending my first National Games in Vancouver in 2014 and placing 2nd. I also got to go to World Games in 2017 and placed 2nd. Participating in Motionball since 2013 has been great.]
How do you like to spend your time outside of Special Olympics? (jobs, hobbies, activities, etc)
[I’m a father of three and help coach our local 3 on 3 basketball team. I enjoy being the athlete rep on the Board of Directors for SOM as well as on the University of Winnipeg Motionball Committee. I’m also on the Canadian Athlete Leadership Council for SOC.]
What do you love most about motionball events?
[Watching the event grow into three venues over the years.]
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.
The number of Special Olympics athletes across Canada
Child and youth Special Olympics athletes across Canada
The number of Special Olympics Canada volunteers