Support Vienna van Veen for the 2022 motionball Marathon Of Sport Hamilton

On June 25, I am participating in an all-day fundraiser called the motionball Marathon of Sport. All funds raised at the event are donated to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. Throughout the day, I will be competing in a variety of sports alongside local Special Olympics athletes like Taylor.



"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

Marathon of Sport Hamilton is part of a larger national movement called motionball for Special Olympics, a non-profit organization that empowers young Canadians to be leaders in their communities, raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics so that individuals with intellectual disabilities can lead happier, healthier lives. Special Olympics provides opportunities for over 47,000 Canadians with intellectual disabilities to experience the transformative power of sport. Today, motionball proudly hosts over 40 events across Canada and has delivered over $10.8 million to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!

By making a donation to motionball, you'll be supporting athletes like Taylor and together we can level the playing field for thousands of Canadians with intellectual disabilities.

Thank you very much for your support,  Vienna

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Special Olympics Athletes On My Team

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

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Basketball, Soccer

Why do you love Special Olympics?

i love the competition.

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

I like to DJ

Who is your role model?

Michael Clemons
Melissa Rinaldi
Meet Melissa, 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 Melissa can get back to the playing field, and that no one is left behind.

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Track and Field, Bocce

Why do you love Special Olympics?

I like playing sports with my friends

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

Dancing to spanish music and participating in my theatre arts group

Who is your role model?

My Mom
Stone Shearer
Meet Stone, 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 Stone can get back to the playing field, and that no one is left behind.

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Soccer, softball, golf, track and field, floor hockey, kayaking, basketball, ice hockey

Why do you love Special Olympics?

See friends, I like to compete

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

Gaming

Who is your role model?

My Brother Dalton

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $100 out of my goal of $1,000

10%

My team has raised $330 out of our goal of $1,000

33%

My Wall Of Awesome

  • Vienna van Veen  $50
  • Sharon van Veen  $50

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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