Support David Lecourt for the 2021 motionball Marathon Of Sport Toronto

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.

As a supporter of Motionball over the years, the work that is done to bring forward inclusion, opportunity and personal growth through sport is nothing short of astounding. Motionball is a family that encourages, enables and drives all involved to accept and embrace the unique differences in everyone.

As many of you know, my participation in Motionball shifted from being a supporter to being part of the family when we welcomed our second son Zachary into our lives who was born with Down Syndrome. Zach, who is now 16 Months old is a beacon of light for our family and has already impacted so many lives in the short time he has been with us. Our family is excited to one day have Zach join the Special Olympic family and while the road ahead will take a lot of work, initiatives driven through incredible organizations like Motionball will help provide the road map.

Thank you very much for your support

David

Special Olympics Athletes On My Team

Fareed Champsi
What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Swimming, Floor hockey, Track&Field and Baseball

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Winning gold medal in the 400m freestyle

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

Playing Xbox

What do you love most about motionball events?

Making new friends
Nerissa Elysia Pooran
What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Track and Field, Swimming

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

My first National Games in 1998

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

Leisure swim, personal training, jogging, movies, music, dancing, cooking classes, internet (National Geographic, Netflix etc., colouring pictures, sticker art, socializing with family and friends

What do you love most about motionball events?

Meeting people, participating in the various events, being with my friends and representing Special Olympics
Ruby Lappin
What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Basketball, softball, curling, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, golf

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Playing unified soccer for Special Olympics Ontario Toronto FC at BMO field

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

Working at a hair salon, colouring, hanging with my family and pets

What do you love most about motionball events?

Seeing all my friend and playing all day
Kevin Timberlake
What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Floor Hockey, Soccer, Softball and Basketball

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Going to Vancouver with my baseball team and my wife who was a coach.

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

Watching Nascar and building model cards, etc.

What do you love most about motionball events?

Getting to meet different people and the opportunity to travel

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $1,150 out of my goal of $500

100%

My team has raised $85,684 out of our goal of $100,000

86%

My Wall Of Awesome

  • Wes Thom  $25
  • Cristian Quinteros  $500
  • Drew Main  $50
  • Brendan King  $50
  • Luc Joye
  • Sonia Merrimen  $100
  • Willy Burg
  • Ian Starkman  $50
  • Meghan Kraemer  $75
  • Will and Meg Northcote  $100

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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