Meet [Alec], 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 [Alec] can get back to the playing field, and that no one is left behind.
What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?
[Track and field and snowshoeing.]
What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?
[Winning gold medals in the 800m and 1600m for snowshoe at Nationals in Thunder Bay 2020.]
How do you like to spend your time outside of Special Olympics? (jobs, hobbies, activities, etc)
[I like showing my beagle at dog shows as well as watching the Westminster dog show in New York. I like to paint, play guitar, play piano and sing. I like to do digital art projecst on the computer and play computer games. I enjoy helping my family with house work. I painted my dog party painting on the Gimli seawall this year.]
What do you love most about motionball events?
[I love playing all the games with my team!]
Corporate teams have been challenged by their employers to hit a certain number of minutes of fitness-based activities.
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