Support Darcy Montgomery 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.

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,

Darcy

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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

Mark Haggarty

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

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Swimming and Floor Hockey

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Winning a Gold medal at a swim meet in Montreal

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

Spending time with friends from work

What do you love most about motionball events?

Dressing up with the team

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $5,495 out of my goal of $5,000

100%

My team has raised $12,745 out of our goal of $8,000

160%

My Wall Of Awesome

  • Darcy Montgomery  $250
  • Leslie Blachford
  • Thomas McNeely  $100
  • Debra Bennett  $180
  • Deanna Carter  $100
  • michael payne
  • Paul & Yvonne Montgomery  $500
  • Michael DeAngelis  $100
  • Patricia Montgomery  $100
  • Stephen Amell
  • Jodi Clare
  • Andrew Stokes
  • Denise Sanginesi  $100
  • Peggy Coleman  $100
  • DIane Perigoe
  • Morten Lave  $100
  • Paula Emberley  $50
  • mark graham  $250
  • Jane Kinney  $200
  • Jocelyn Gerard  $100
  • James Freeman  $50
  • Nicole Mathews  $100
  • Paul Levia
  • Dale Hodges
  • Darcy Montgomery  $175
  • Carl Milroy
  • Paula MacDonald-Dunton  $25
  • William Dunton  $50
  • Shaymus & Tamara Dunton  $100
  • Geoffrey Pennal  $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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