Support Annie Crawford for the 2021 motionball Marathon Of Sport Vancouver

On September 11, I am participating in an all-day fundraiser called motionball Marathon of Sport, bringing athletes of all abilities together on the playing field. While fundraising is one of our goals, Marathon of Sport is about so much more. This day not only brings awareness to the Special Olympics movement, but allows people with and without intellectual disabilities to interact, build lifelong friendships, and ultimately create more inclusive communities. The highlight of this event each year, is having the opportunity to compete alongside local Special Olympics athletes like Taylor.



"Taylor inspires us every day with the way he faces the world - fearless and with a big smile. He has had a number of obstacles to overcome in his life. motionball has had a direct impact on Taylor by giving him the chance to interact with young professionals and positive role models who look more at what he can do - not what he can't. This has made him more confident. Last year, Taylor brought home 2 bronze medals from the National Summer Games in Nova Scotia and interviewed the legendary Don Cherry on his very own radio show."  - Steve Redmond, parent and Special Olympics coach

With Special Olympics programs and initiatives on hold, our friends at Special Olympics need us more than ever. For many of them, Special Olympics is not just about sport, or staying fit and healthy, but also about providing a social network, a sense of belonging and a valuable source of stability – all essential to their mental and physical health.

By making a donation to motionball, you're helping to ensure that athletes like Taylor have the resources they need to stay active at home and that when the time comes later this year, they can safely return to the sport programs they love.

Thank you very much for your support, Annie

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Special Olympics Athletes On My Team

Melissa

Name:

Melissa

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

non at the moment but I have done Track & Soccer

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Going to Nationals for Track in Nova Scotia

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

I work at No Frills in Langley

What do you love most about motionball events?

I love the different events and meeting new people

Daniel

Name:

Daniel

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Powerlifting

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Deadlifting 407.5lbs national games in Antigonish Nova Scotia 2018

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

Work at starbucks, build model kits, play video games, listen to music to name a few

What do you love most about motionball events?

The awareness they bring to Special Olympics and individuals with developmental disabilities

My Activity Goal

Corporate teams have been challenged by their employers to hit a certain number of kilometers of fitness-based activities.

I have completed 0 kilometers.

Our team has completed 0 kilometers of our goal of 1

0%

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $500 out of my goal of $250

100%

My team has raised $3,360 out of our goal of $2,500

135%

My Wall Of Awesome

  • Karlee Warreb  $25
  • Denis Medeiros  $25
  • Sean McInerney  $25
  • Debbie and Anthony Pavick  $50
  • Tiago Dantas  $25
  • Mel Walkley  $50
  • Rose Huet  $50
  • Kristina Lamont  $50
  • Mike McClenahan  $125
  • Michelle Green  $40

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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