Support Team The Fitness Lab for the 2020 motionball Marathon Of Sport Ottawa

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.

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Company: The Fitness Lab

Special Olympics Athletes On Our Team

Sophie Anne Lacourse-Pudifin
Meet Sophie 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 Sophie can get back to the playing field, and that no one is left behind.

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Rhythmic gymnastics, alpine skiing, golf

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

When I won 7 gold medals in the top level for Canada in rhythmic gymnastics at Special Olympics World games last year in Abu Dhabi! The Senate recognized me and I was so proud to represent Canada!

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

Before COVID I worked at a fitness centre in the Bistro and reception. I loved it! Now I am an expert on zoom and MS Team. I also am a student at Algonquin college, I love dancing and take ballet and pilates. I'm a member of a canoe club and do paddling every week on the Gatineau River. My hobbies are photography, cooking, doing art and watching youtube videos. Of course, I really like being with my friends and hope to see them when the virus is gone.

What do you love most about motionball events?

I love doing the different sports with awesome people supporting Special Olympics.

Our Activity Goal

Corporate teams have been challenged by their employers to hit a certain number of minutes of fitness-based activities.

Our team has completed 0 minutes of our goal of 1


Fundraising Totals

Our team has raised $4,401 out of our goal of $12,000


Our Wall Of Awesome

  • Darrell O'Donnell  $100
  • Katie Costello  $200
  • Leigha Holmes  $100
  • Cheryl Baird  $100
  • Sandra Catana  $100
  • Stephen Feinberg  $25
  • Christopher & Erika Muldoon
  • Jordana Ross
  • Maria Pizzuto  $50
  • Lynda Bordeleau
  • Jana Muir
  • Sandra Larwill  $20
  • Paul Laham  $100
  • Jamie Lynn Comrie  $76
  • Sheldon Sullivan  $25
  • Mike Davey  $50
  • Heather Archibald  $75
  • Heather Archibald  $75
  • Heather Archibald  $75
  • Laura-Marie Bianconi  $50
  • Kayla Iaderosa
  • Diane Storie
  • Beth Bracken  $200
  • Julie Richer
  • Mark & Carly Coldham  $100
  • Ryan Gilley  $50
  • Jill Lemenchick  $25
  • Carly Patterson
  • Gail Stewart  $25
  • Karen Cumberland  $50
  • Maia Pudifin  $300
  • Silvana Meliambro
  • Michelle Johnston Lupien  $40
  • Michelle Morgan  $50
  • Jane Duchscher  $100
  • Manuel Jose  $50
  • Mara Taracievicz Arno


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