Support Riccardo Zerbino for the 2023 motionball Marathon Of Sport Montreal

On September 9, I am participating in an all-day fundraiser called motionball Marathon of Sport. This is an action-packed day where my team and 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. The highlight of this event each year is having the opportunity to compete alongside local Special Olympics athletes like Mike.

Mike has been part of Special Olympics Quebec since 2003 and involved in motionball since 2016! Since then, Mike has represented Team Quebec at the National Games as an indoor hockey goalie and has participated in countless motionball Montreal events! This year, we’re excited to have Mike take on the role of Montreal’s 2023 Honorary Athlete Ambassador. Hear from Mike about what being part of motionball means to him:

“motionball means everything to me! It means bringing together my love of sports and family into one amazing day. It allows me to meet new people and try new activities and sports with my friends! I look forward to Marathon of Sport Montreal every year!”

With Special Olympics programs and initiatives back in full swing, 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 Mike have the resources they need to continue the sport programs they love.

Thank you very much for your support, Riccardo

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Special Olympics Athletes On My Team

No athletes have been assigned to this team yet!

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $4,700 out of my goal of $15,000


My team has raised $4,700 out of our goal of $1,500


My Wall Of Awesome

  • Nick Sciangula  $900
  • Elina Barklon  $1,000
  • Melissa St-Cyr


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.

  • 25,944

    The number of Special Olympics athletes across Canada

  • 10,000

    Child and youth Special Olympics athletes across Canada

  • 13,814

    The number of Special Olympics Canada volunteers

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