Support Susy Gallucci for the 2021 motionball Marathon Of Sport Hamilton

From September 16-19th, team InMotion will be completing a series of activities and challenges for motionball Hamilton’s Marathon of Sport. This event raises awareness for the Special Olympics movement, a cause that is important to my family, my friends and I. Some of you may know that my son, Piero, is a Special Olympics athlete. The funds we raise will work to ensure that individuals like him with intellectual disabilities are included in the sports they love.

Thank you very much for your support.

If you are looking to get involved with Marathon of Sport and are wondering how to create a team of your own, feel free to reach out to Milena at galluccims@hotmail.com.

Special Olympics Athletes On My Team

Piero Gallucci

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

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Basketball

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Winning the Chris Pilkey team spirit award in 2020

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

Playing bocce outside, baking sweet treats, and playing video games

What do you love most about motionball events?

Participating in Marathon of Sport activities with my friends and family

Alycia O'Keefe

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

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Bowling

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Getting a Strike

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

Day Program, Swimming, Singing with Momentum Choir

What do you love most about motionball events?

To see other people

Avaly Resnick

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

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Soccer

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Just started special olympics

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

Tennis

What do you love most about motionball events?

Everything

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $50 out of my goal of $100

50%

My team has raised $3,080 out of our goal of $2,000

154%

My Wall Of Awesome

  • Nadia DiNucci  $50

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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