Support Ethan Merlin for the 2023 motionball Marathon Of Sport Dalhousie University

On March 25, 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 Cameron.

With Special Olympics programs and initiatives on hold, 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 Cameron 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!

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Special Olympics Athletes On My Team

No athletes have been assigned to this team yet!

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $2,832 out of my goal of $2,000


My team has raised $12,125 out of our goal of $2,000


My Wall Of Awesome

  • Emma Starr
  • Kirk Shepard  $25
  • Debbie MacRury  $100
  • Greg MacPher
  • Maren MacDonald  $50
  • Sheila Haley  $100
  • Jessie Mercer
  • Fiona King  $20
  • Lori Latimer-Merlin  $102
  • Kendra Kennedy  $100
  • Laurie MacNeil  $50
  • Lorella Vardy  $25
  • Jennifer Keegan  $675
  • Jody Flynn  $50
  • Latimer Investments  $100
  • Gloria Merlin  $500
  • Cheryl Brewer  $50
  • Jessica MacLeod  $20
  • Ken MacDonald  $100
  • Tamara Latimer  $100
  • Luc Stevenson  $10
  • Greg and Mary Callaghan  $50
  • Denise Theriault


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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