What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?
Basketball, swimming, soccer, Bocce, power lifting, Club fit, and online activities.
What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?
Gold medal in powerlifting at the provincial games.
How do you like to spend your time outside of Special Olympics (jobs, hobbies, activities, etc)
I work one day a week. I work out with my dad, I walk my dog Sally, I watch wrestling, I spend lots of time making playlists and looking up new artists on my computer. I see my friend Thomas and I talk to my other friends on the phone, I help around the house and garden. I help with my nieces and nephew..
What do you love most about motionball events?
Getting together with a bunch of fun people and playing sports and having a great time.
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