Support Aaron Storos for the 2021 motionball Marathon Of Sport Saskatoon

On September 25, I am participating in an all-day fundraiser called motionball Marathon of Sport: Challenge 21. 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, Aaron

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Special Olympics Athletes On My Team

Cody Gusikoski

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

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Soccer and bowling!

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Going on out of town trips!

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

Hanging with my family!

What do you love most about motionball events?

The people and it’s fun!!

Curtis Reid

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

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Saskatoon Freedom Fighters Zoom Fitness, 10 pin bowling, softball, soccer, and in the past I played flood hockey!!

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

I am a member of Saskatoon Freedom Fighters Fitness and we just won Saskatchewan Team of the Year at the 2021 Awards Ceremony! I got to accept the award with my coaches and other athletes.

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

I work for Cosmo Industries 5 days a week including one day at Al Anderson's Sports, one day at SaskPower and two days doing groundskeeping at multiple businesses around the City. I love watching all sports on TV or in person when I can. I love racing Go Karts and going to Wyant Group Raceway every chance I get and watching Nascar on TV. I Dream if I ever win the lottery I would build a go kart track and a theme park for all the Special O athletes to join me having fun.

What do you love most about motionball events?

The excitement of participating with lots of people and showing what I can do!

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $600 out of my goal of $100

100%

My team has raised $4,513 out of our goal of $1,000

452%

My Wall Of Awesome

  • Aaron Storos  $300
  • Aaron Storos  $50
  • Brady Balicki  $50
  • Alana Marjoram  $50
  • Janice Craig  $150

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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