Support Bret McPhail for the 2022 motionball Marathon Of Sport Winnipeg

On September 24, I am participating in an all-day fundraiser called motionball Marathon of Sport. I will play sports alongside Special Olympics athletes from our community. This day helps to bring 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.

With Special Olympics programs and initiatives returning, 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.

By making a donation to motionball, you're helping to ensure that athletes have the resources they need to safely return to the sport programs they love.

Thank you very much for your support, Bret

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Special Olympics Athletes On My Team

Michael Kessler

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?

I participate in 5 pin bowling.

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Bowling on Saturdays!

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

Hanging with friends and playing Nintendo switch.

What do you love most about motionball events?

Trying all the new sports and that people are accepting of all disabilities.

My Activity Goal

Corporate teams have been challenged by their employers to hit a certain number of kilometers of fitness-based activities.

I have completed 0 kilometers.

Our team has completed 0 kilometers of our goal of 1


Fundraising Totals

I have raised $2,655 out of my goal of $500


My team has raised $8,987 out of our goal of $2,500


My Wall Of Awesome

  • Braeden Mueller  $1,000
  • Allie Garnham  $1,000
  • Danielle Rocan  $50
  • Kelly Collett  $100
  • Josh Mcphail  $200
  • Brittany Thomson
  • Ashton Thomson  $40
  • Jennifer Snyder  $50
  • Erin Romeo  $50


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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