Support Team Nova Scotia Recreational Therapy Professionals for the 2020 motionball Marathon Of Sport Cape Breton

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

Therapeutic Recreation is a profession which recognizes leisure, recreation and play as integral components of quality of life. Service is provided to individuals who have physical, intellectual, social or emotional limitations which impact their ability to engage in meaningful leisure experiences. motionball values the role that recreation plays in the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities - and so do we!

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.

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Special Olympics Athletes On Our Team

John Burke
Meet John, a Special Olympics Cape Breton athlete who participates in programs funded by the dollars raised at motionball’s Marathon of Sport each year. Your support is ensuring athletes like John can get back to the playing field, and that no one is left behind.

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Floor Hockey, Curling, Athletics

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Winning my first Gold Medal!

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

Computers, Video Games, and fundraising!

What do you love most about motionball events?

Meeting so many new and friendly people who love motionball

Fundraising Totals

Our team has raised $1,962 out of our goal of $5,000


Our Wall Of Awesome

  • Robin Abbass
  • Regena Hood  $25
  • Courtney MacKenzie  $25
  • Steph Walzak  $25
  • Paula Allen  $50
  • Emily Walker  $20
  • Maia Greig  $50
  • Jon and Leah Uchacz  $20
  • Timeless Moments  $100
  • Matt Stone
  • Luke Reynolds  $75
  • Rachel Whynot  $25
  • Ashley George  $20
  • Melanie Moore
  • Victoria Sanford  $20
  • Lana Verschuren  $25
  • Steve Verschuren  $25
  • Maeghan Murphy Whiteway  $40
  • Katie Robertson  $25
  • Meg Dahn  $50
  • Angela Bresson  $100
  • Jenny&Howie Zinck Zinck  $50
  • Julia Mackinnon  $60
  • Samantha Mason  $22
  • Dena Wadden  $25
  • Don Murray  $100
  • Natasha Kochhar  $75
  • Joline Vassallo  $25
  • Benjamin Christmas
  • Amy Cohoon-Swim  $20
  • Matthew Castonguay  $50
  • Derek & Carla MacDonald  $150
  • Brittany Smith  $20
  • Naomi Heller  $50
  • Rachael MacInnis  $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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motionball for Special Olympics is sponsored nationally by