What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?
I have participated in many different sports over the years. Before Covid, I participated in Floor Hockey, Developmental Weight Training, Club Fit, Softball and Running Club.
What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?
I joined Special Olympics in 1991 and have happy memories of winning medals at Provincial and National Games over the years. My happiest memory is winning the Gold Medal in Floor Hockey at the 2016 National Winter Games in Corner Brook, Newfoundland & Labrador
How do you like to spend your time outside of Special Olympics (jobs, hobbies, activities, etc)
I love to keep active. I enjoy reading, baking, pottery, drawing and painting, working on Brain Games activity books, crafts and making walking sticks from fallen tree branches. I love my job with Meals on Wheels. I love spending time with my family and friends.
What do you love most about motionball events?
I love to meet people who support Special Olympics. I love to try different types of sports. I love the spirit of friendship and community when I participate in motionball.
Corporate teams have been challenged by their employers to hit a certain number of kilometers 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