Support Nicole McKenna for the 2021 motionball Marathon Of Sport PEI

On October 23, I am participating in an all-day fundraiser called motionball Marathon of Sport, bringing athletes of all abilities together on the playing field. 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. The highlight of this event each year, is having the opportunity to compete alongside local Special Olympics athletes like Fareed!



"The Marathon of Sport is my favourite part because I met a lot of friends and sponsors for fundraising! Because of COVID-19, we could not have this last year of Marathon of Sport, so it is important this year to raise funds and finally meet everyone and be back together again. (Special Olympics) keeps us healthy, active and in-touch with our friends and we can make new friends. It is a day filled with fun, I get to meet the sponsors so they can see how their donations impact the athletes.”

- Fareed Champsi, Special Olympics athlete and Honorary motionball Special Olympics Athlete of the year

Fareed plays for Special Olympics Ontario as a swimmer, curler, floor hockey, softball and track & field athlete. Outside of sport, he loves comedy and video games. Fareed is also an advocate. One of his greatest accomplishments in life is representing Special Olympics Canada on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, where he shared the impact of sport on his life with Members of Parliament. Because of his – and many others' – efforts, Special Olympics programs across the country received increased funding.⁠ ⁠

With Special Olympics programs and initiatives on hold due to the impacts of COVID-19, 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 like Fareed 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!

Nicole

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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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