Support lexi rowsell for the 2024 motionball Marathon Of Sport Dalhousie University

On March 23, 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 Taylor.



"Taylor inspires us every day with the way he faces the world - fearless and with a big smile. He has had a number of obstacles to overcome in his life. motionball has had a direct impact on Taylor by giving him the chance to interact with young professionals and positive role models who look more at what he can do - not what he can't. This has made him more confident. Last year, Taylor brought home 2 bronze medals from the National Summer Games in Nova Scotia and interviewed the legendary Don Cherry on his very own radio show."  - Steve Redmond, parent and Special Olympics coach

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 Taylor 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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Fundraising Totals

I have raised $75 out of my goal of $1,000

8%

My team has raised $9,370 out of our goal of $15,000

63%

My Wall Of Awesome

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HOW CAN YOUR DOLLARS HELP?

motionball for Special Olympics is a national not-for-profit organization raising funds for Special Olympics programs across Canada. motionball has proudly donated over $19 million since 2002.

70% of the funds raised at motionball events are sent to the affiliated Special Olympics Provincial Chapter, 25% remain within the Special Olympics Canada Foundation to ensure the long-term financial and organizational stability of the Special Olympics movement, and 5% of funds raised are directed to motionball's #NoGoodWay Campaign which aims to eliminate the use of the R-word in everyday conversation.

  • 41,000

    The number of Special Olympics athletes across Canada

  • 10,000

    Child and youth Special Olympics athletes across Canada

  • 17,000

    The number of Special Olympics Canada volunteers

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