Hi, my name is Brett Griffiths, and I am an athlete with Special Olympics Manitoba. Over the years I have taken part in many different programs starting with the “Through the School Program” then softball and bocce. Although I enjoyed all of those, 7 years ago I started curling with Special Olympics Manitoba and it is my passion, and I found my sport for life! A few years ago, I even had the opportunity to wear the Buffalo on my back and represent Manitoba at the national winter games.
Over the last year special Olympics has had no in person programs due to COVID-19 and although many of us have been attending virtual programs via Zoom, I am happy to say that in person programs have started back up again and I am back on the ice curling now! I sure missed it and I’m so glad to be back on the ice with my friends! Special Olympics has given me a safe place to be myself and not worry about being judged for who I am. Throughout my years at Special Olympics I have gained confidence, made many friends, and had the opportunity to travel to other parts of Canada for competitions.
Special Olympics is truly an amazing organization, thank you so much for supporting Motionball in support of Special Olympics!
Corporate teams have been challenged by their employers to hit a certain number of kilometers of fitness-based activities.
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