Support Mark Etherington for the 2021 motionball Marathon Of Sport Toronto

On June 17th I am hosting a golf day in support of motionball.

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

Erica Machtinger

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

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Swimming and track and field

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Got into provincials for swimming for the first time that was supposed to happen May 2020

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

Staying active, photography, colouring, drawing, movies with friends (on zoom)

What do you love most about motionball events?

Meeting new people and making new friends and seeing old friends

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $15,475 out of my goal of $15,000


My team has raised $130,884 out of our goal of $120,000


My Wall Of Awesome

  • Gail Simpson  $25
  • Tim Frith  $250
  • grant mccutcheon  $200
  • Union Benefit Plans Services  $200
  • Patrick McGowan  $200
  • Kim Eickmeier
  • Alan Kennedy  $800
  • Mark Etherington  $500
  • chris bretzler  $200
  • Roger Poirier  $200
  • John McCartney  $200
  • Scott Southward  $800
  • SunLife Financial  $2,500
  • CIBC Mellon  $500
  • Etherington Generations  $2,500
  • Carl Giarrusso  $500


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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