Support Paul Etherington for the 2021 motionball Marathon Of Sport Toronto - City Event

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.

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Special Olympics Athletes On My Team

Fareed Champsi
What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Swimming, Floor hockey, Track&Field and Baseball

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Winning gold medal in the 400m freestyle

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

Playing Xbox

What do you love most about motionball events?

Making new friends
Nerissa Elysia Pooran
What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Track and Field, Swimming

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

My first National Games in 1998

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

Leisure swim, personal training, jogging, movies, music, dancing, cooking classes, internet (National Geographic, Netflix etc., colouring pictures, sticker art, socializing with family and friends

What do you love most about motionball events?

Meeting people, participating in the various events, being with my friends and representing Special Olympics
Ruby Lappin
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
Kevin Timberlake
What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Floor Hockey, Soccer, Softball and Basketball

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Going to Vancouver with my baseball team and my wife who was a coach.

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

Watching Nascar and building model cards, etc.

What do you love most about motionball events?

Getting to meet different people and the opportunity to travel

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $500 out of my goal of $50,000

1%

My team has raised $500 out of our goal of $60,000

1%

Team: Etherington Generations

My Wall Of Awesome

  • Shamez Virani

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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