Support Graham White for the 2021 motionball Marathon Of Sport Toronto

Hello! On September 25, I am participating in an all-day fundraiser called motionball Marathon of Sport: Challenge 21. Once again, we've had to pivot from our traditional Marathon of Sport event due to the pandemic. This year at least we are running an in-person event, so it's definitely a step in the right direction.

While fundraising is one of our goals, motionball and 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.

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 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, Graham

Special Olympics Athletes On My Team

Matthew Fields

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

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Alpine Skiing, Golf

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Making Team Canada and preparing for the competiton next year

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

Playing Drums and Guitar and producing music

What do you love most about motionball events?

Gathering together and celebrating a moment and enjoying the sports

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $3,770 out of my goal of $5,000

76%

My team has raised $3,770 out of our goal of $8,000

48%

Team: Los Diablos

My Wall Of Awesome

  • Graham White  $100
  • Naomi Brown  $200
  • Jonah Davids
  • Wendy Arnold List
  • Kelly Jones
  • Julie Schmidt  $50
  • Pete Gillespie
  • Charlene Brooke
  • Wendy Dixon  $50
  • Malcolm Lang  $250
  • Jamie Gillman  $100
  • Fiona Thomas  $150
  • Tracy Ross  $125
  • Dean Campbell
  • Darren White  $200
  • GreenSky Capital  $200
  • Trudy White
  • Carol Davids
  • Jen Krol
  • Marissa Scannura  $100
  • Aine McGlynn  $100
  • Vera and Russ Gillman  $100
  • Jordann Dutton
  • Mark Graham  $250

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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