Support Team Los Diablos for the 2020 motionball Marathon Of Sport Toronto

Dear Family and Friends,

We are proud to be participating in motionball’s first ever virtual edition of Marathon of Sport, hosted by Olympic Champion Tessa Virtue.

We can’t play in person this year, so we need your support more than ever. With many Special Olympics programs and fundraising initiatives on hold, our goal is to ensure that no athlete is left behind when programs resume.

Your donation is critical in supporting athletes participating in Special Olympics programs at every level, from the athletes who bring home gold medals and make Canada proud on the world stage to the thousands who look forward to weekly practice for fitness, fun, and friendship. You are supporting the parents, siblings, caregivers and friends of individuals with intellectual disabilities, who imagine a world of inclusion & endless possibilities.

By supporting motionball, you are helping raise important funds and creating awareness for the Special Olympics movement and making it possible for more people with intellectual disabilities to benefit from the transformative power of sport.

Thank you for your consideration -- any support is greatly appreciated.

For more information on motionball or how you can join me in the 2020 Virtual Marathon of Sport please visit www.motionball.com/marathonofsport

Special Olympics Athletes On Our Team

Adam Whaley
Meet Adam, 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 Adam can get back to the playing field, and that no one is left behind.

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Basketball, Soccer, and Baseball

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

There are so many in the last 20 years. I always love to go to tournaments and play, eat and celebrate with all my friends.

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

I love my job at l'Arche Daybreak where I work in a woodery and a craft studio and I help out in the office and with the day program there. I also play ice hockey with my hockey team. At home, I play my favourite computer games - Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune - and listen to music on the computer and my tablet music. I like to write out recipes and I like to cook with my mom. I like to type out stories and recipes on my computer. I like going to family events.

What do you love most about motionball events?

Playing the different sports and games and hanging out with my team for the day.

Fundraising Totals

Our team has raised $16,695 out of our goal of $15,000

112%

Our Wall Of Awesome

  • Graham White  $20
  • Barb and Barry Jones  $50
  • Brianna Hills  $100
  • GreenSky Capital  $250
  • Jessie Poon  $100
  • Wendy Arnold List  $100
  • Joanne Collins  $100
  • Mark Graham  $250
  • Charlene Brooke  $250
  • Geoff Simonett  $100
  • Malcolm Lang  $250
  • Kelly Jones  $40
  • Carol Davids
  • Glenn MacDonell  $50
  • Darren White
  • Aine McGlynn  $50
  • Jonah Davids
  • Jennie Jung  $100
  • Claire McGlynn
  • Trudy White
  • Remy Pattynama  $500
  • Joanne James  $30
  • Tracy Ross  $100
  • Naomi Brown  $100
  • Bob Tweedy  $200
  • Vera and Russ Gillman  $50
  • Pete Gillespie  $50
  • Camila Andrade  $50
  • Roisin McGlynn
  • Graham White
  • Graham White
  • Aine McGlynn
  • Fiona & Ryan Thomas
  • Claire McGlynn
  • MOLLY MCGLYNN
  • Dean Campbell  $100
  • Sheila Aitken-Morrow
  • Debbie Simkins
  • Christopher Thompson
  • Lou Bettelli
  • Kiren Handa  $30
  • Peter Gordon
  • Jamie Gillman  $100
  • Todd Minerson  $100
  • PETER TSATSOS  $100
  • Leslie Horan  $40
  • Laura Winters
  • Darcy Montgomery  $250
  • Robert Tighe  $50
  • Leslie Blachford  $100
  • Paul & Yvonne Montgomery  $500
  • Peggy Coleman  $100
  • Brenda White
  • Brenda White
  • Brenda White
  • Marco Presutto  $100
  • Denise Sanginesi  $100
  • Daniel Nelles  $100
  • William Dunton  $50
  • Deanna Carter  $100
  • Aaron Stefan  $150
  • Matthew Ramsden
  • Calum McCullough  $20
  • Liz Phillips  $50
  • Stephanie Robinson Mike Hamilton  $100
  • Denis Frawley  $100
  • Jean-Marc Leger  $50
  • Jodi Clare
  • Aman Verjee  $100
  • Patricia Montgomery  $52
  • Jan Davis  $100
  • Ryan Kelly  $100
  • Michael DeAngelis  $100
  • Ryan Meredith-Jones  $50
  • Sally Dunton  $50
  • Susan Astington  $25
  • Anthony SIMOPOULOS  $200
  • Darcy Montgomery  $450
  • Tim Evans
  • Jane Kinney  $200
  • Mark Graham  $250
  • Keith Dalgleish  $100
  • Stephanie Stechishen  $100
  • Iris Reio
  • Diane and Bob Perigoe
  • Leah Dunton  $100
  • Leah Dunton  $100
  • Katie Foster
  • Josh Dunton  $50
  • Josh Dunton  $50
  • Sara Johnson
  • Denise Forbes
  • Trevor Peterson  $50
  • Stephanie Fraser  $50
  • Vaiva Underys
  • Aaron Montgomery  $102
  • Melissa Shah  $50
  • Benjamin Cooper
  • Struan Robertson
  • Mike Hurley  $100
  • Sebastian Martinez  $27

HOW CAN YOUR DOLLARS HELP?

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


motionball Marathon Of Sport Toronto is sponsored locally by

motionball for Special Olympics is sponsored nationally by