Support Kevin Kevin for the 2021 motionball Marathon Of Sport Vancouver

Throughout the past 1.5 years, many have been affected by the pandemic including those individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities. Despite these tough years, Special Olympics Canada and Motionball were able to raise funds and created huge awareness on how important Special Olympics movement is. Also, athletes like Taylor is inspiring where he is able to stay active through sports!



"Taylor inspires us every day with the way he faces the world - fearless and with a big smile. He has had a number of obstacles to overcome in his life. motionball has had a direct impact on Taylor by giving him the chance to interact with young professionals and positive role models who look more at what he can do - not what he can't. This has made him more confident. Last year, Taylor brought home 2 bronze medals from the National Summer Games in Nova Scotia and interviewed the legendary Don Cherry on his very own radio show."  - Steve Redmond, parent and Special Olympics coach

With Motionball's dedication, they have been making it possible for people like Taylor, people with intellectual disabilities to benefit from the transformative power of sport and an active community.

And despite these uncertain times, we all still want to make a difference by running Motionball in-person (safely) this year. So here I am, ready for my 5th year of joining Motionball where tomorrow I'll be playing sports with amazing special athletes again!

My personal ask? I want to help my team reach our goal and we are almost there! Your contribution will help us reach our impact goal for Special Olympics Canada!

Your donation is critical in supporting athletes participating in Special Olympics programs at every level, from the athletes who bring home gold medals and make Canada proud on the world stage to the thousands who look forward to weekly practice for fitness, fun, and friendship. You are supporting the parents, siblings, caregivers, and friends of individuals with intellectual disabilities, who imagine a world of inclusion & endless possibilities. To give a better picture, here's where the funds will go:

-70% - Supports the local Special Olympics Chapter and Community initiatives at grassroots level in our province.
-25% - Goes towards the Special Olympics Canada Foundation, whose mandate is to ensure the long-term financial stability of Special Olympics in Canada.
-5% - Directed to the #NoGoodWay Campaign, with the goal of creating a more inclusive society.

Thank you for your consideration and note that the donation will be closed tomorrow by 10am. Once again, your contribution and support are greatly appreciated, the special athletes and my brother's community will be eternally grateful.

Kevin

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Special Olympics Athletes On My Team

Jesse

Name:

Jesse

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Speed Skating and Track and Field

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Winning Gold for BC in the 500m in Speed Skating at the 2020 National Winter Games in Thunder Bay

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

I like to go skating and inline skating with my brother, and I enjoy drawing, photography, animation and playing video games. I also enjoy watching movies with friends. I am employed as an electronic product tester

What do you love most about motionball events?

I like getting together with everyone and playing sports and having fun

My Activity Goal

Corporate teams have been challenged by their employers to hit a certain number of kilometers of fitness-based activities.

I have completed 0 kilometers.

Our team has completed 0 kilometers of our goal of 600

0%

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $550 out of my goal of $1,000

56%

My team has raised $3,638 out of our goal of $10,000

37%

My Wall Of Awesome

  • Dorothy Eng  $50
  • Charmaine Viaje  $50
  • Margaret Hakim  $50
  • Blake MacDonald  $50
  • Macoy Lagadi  $100
  • Jessica Lau  $100
  • Flavi Anastasi  $35
  • Jessy MacDonald  $30

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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