Support Storm Patterson for the 2022 motionball Marathon Of Sport Kingston

SUPPORT NEEDED - http://mball.ca/mos-40761

On Saturday, October 22nd our Queen Street Fitness team will be participating in an annual charity event called the motionball “Marathon of Sport” in support of Special Olympics Canada. We have chosen to support motionball as it promotes physical activity, sportsmanship, teamwork and compassion towards special needs.

This years marks our 6th year that our Queen Street community has participated in motionball’s annual Marathon of Sport event. It is a day of competing in non-traditional sports with local businesses and Special Olympic athletes. To date, we have raised over $35,000 and have been awarded three top fundraising awards and a best overall team award for the City of Kingston.

I have been thankful enough to have grown up with a sister, Lily, who had Autism. She brought a significant amount of joy in my life and taught me to appreciate the little things that I use to take for granted. Sadly, Lily passed away this year, but I know she will be with us in spirit.

Our team had the pleasure of competing with multiple Special Olympic athletes, some of which include Laura and James (seen in the photos below). The amount of joy brought out of Lily, Laura and James by participating in motionball is irreplaceable and it is something they look forward to every year. We know that if you help support motionball, they will do an excellent job of continuing to give athletes like Laura and James a sense of purpose.

If you are in a position donate, please click here: http://mball.ca/mos-40761
*All donations go directly to Special Olympics and are 100% tax deductible

To get a better understanding of what the event is all about, please check out a video of the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWVhQ9J69uA

Thank you in advance for your support!

Much Love

Special Olympics Athletes On My Team

No athletes have been assigned to this team yet!

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $200 out of my goal of $500

40%

My team has raised $9,093 out of our goal of $9,000

102%

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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