Support Team Russell Maniacs for the 2019 motionball Marathon Of Sport Vancouver

On June 1, we are participating in an all-day fundraiser called the motionball Marathon of Sport presented by Hootsuite. All funds raised at the event are donated to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. Throughout the day, our team will be competing in a variety of sports 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

Marathon of Sport Vancouver is part of a larger national movement called motionball for Special Olympics, a non-profit organization that empowers young Canadians to be leaders in their communities, raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics so that individuals with intellectual disabilities can lead happier, healthier lives. Special Olympics provides opportunities for over 47,000 Canadians with intellectual disabilities to experience the transformative power of sport. Today, motionball proudly hosts over 40 events across Canada and has delivered over $10.8 million to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!

By making a donation to motionball, you'll be supporting athletes like Taylor and together we can level the playing field for thousands of Canadians with intellectual disabilities.

Thank you very much for your support,
  Russell Maniacs

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Special Olympics Athletes On My Team

Fundraising Totals

My team has raised $11,680 out of our goal of $10,000


My Wall Of Awesome

  • Deirdre Taylor
  • Chris Loughlin  $25
  • Ryan Mcmillan  $50
  • Michelle Sweet  $50
  • Paula Anderson  $50
  • Dustin Bhartu
  • Mark Gurney  $25
  • Dave DeSchutter  $50
  • Doug Embury  $50
  • Jordan Laker  $100
  • Felicia Bogosoff  $40
  • Erik Kilburn  $25
  • Cam & Jen Laker  $50
  • John Zurowski  $50
  • Mary Anne MacKenzie  $30
  • Dominic Zimmermann  $50
  • Keir Reynolds  $200
  • OJ Cherry  $251
  • Keefer Dubs  $35
  • Graeme and Rani  $50
  • Alex Zabori  $250
  • Jimmy Darbyshire  $250
  • Paul Rivas  $100
  • John & Debbie Grywinski  $100
  • Conor Murphy  $25
  • Kevin Brun  $25
  • Vlad Ghelesel  $50
  • Marc Mital  $50
  • Bethany Taylor  $250
  • Luke Evanow  $100
  • Murray Mackwood
  • Mandy DiTrocchio  $25
  • Stephen Jagger  $250
  • Aubree Colquhoun  $25
  • Fabian Leitner  $100
  • Heather Laker  $50
  • Kevin Waterhouse  $75
  • Sarah Weisgerber  $24
  • Vlad Ghelesel  $75
  • Chelsea Paintball donation  $100
  • Ivan Bortolussi  $25
  • Richard Briggs  $250
  • Azelia Manners  $100
  • Chelsea Bunbury  $100
  • Jimmy Darbyshire  $400
  • Jimmy Darbyshire  $165
  • Pauline Leonard  $25
  • Meghan Crawford  $50
  • Marty Chandler  $50
  • Dylan Connelly  $50
  • Ryan Bates  $100
  • Betty Di Biase  $25


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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