Support Team Fire Breathing Unicorns for the 2020 motionball Marathon Of Sport Kelowna

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

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

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Basketball, softball, golf, bowling, soccer and snowshoe

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Winning the regional basketball competition in Kamloops!

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

Playing and watching hockey!

What do you love most about motionball events?

Teamwork!
Jonathan MacDonald
Meet Jonathan, 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 Jonathan can get back to the playing field, and that no one is left behind.

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Soccer, softball, floor hockey and basketball!

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Going to Worlds in LA and in Athens Greece!

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

Janitorial work at Prospera place where the Rockets play and playing on my switch.

What do you love most about motionball events?

Meeting new people!

Fundraising Totals

Our team has raised $20,835 out of our goal of $15,000

139%

Our Wall Of Awesome

  • Jerin Mece  $100
  • Sam Overton  $50
  • Joan Cassie  $100
  • Deanna Watson  $50
  • Amy Witt  $50
  • Jill Christie
  • Dawn Elliott
  • Megan Schrader
  • Olivia Typusiak  $20
  • Mike Daciw  $20
  • Travis Lynch  $100
  • Alex Miller  $100
  • Crystal Sales  $100
  • Kat Hillis  $100
  • Dan Oliver  $100
  • Matthew Fuhr  $500
  • Sienna Bartels  $25
  • Darryl Reuter  $500
  • Beans Sutton  $20
  • Kali Adamson  $40
  • Nick Evans  $50
  • Steve Laursen  $525
  • Amelia stubbs  $15
  • Kaleb Gebrewold  $20
  • Strat Barrett  $40
  • Jeremy Cummins  $100
  • Shelley Heinrich
  • Adam and Michelle Heinrich  $200
  • Kayce Cooper  $25
  • Kayla Vetterl  $50
  • Indervir Brar  $100
  • Taryn Sweeney  $25
  • Clothespin Champion  $100
  • Valentina Correale  $50
  • Tiffany O’Donnell  $100
  • Leila Gaudon  $50
  • Clothespin Loser  $50
  • Kelly Gillies  $100
  • Pam Boyko  $100
  • Donald Ungaro
  • Johnny Yu  $100
  • Linda Correale  $50
  • Brian Oliveira  $100
  • Elliott Reimer  $200
  • Raj khare  $50
  • Kathleen Caldwell  $50
  • Randy Sidhu  $100
  • BROOK EWERT / EWERT  $100
  • Jordan Simpson  $50
  • Wesley Kaban  $500
  • Ty Robson  $3,000
  • Adam Ballingall  $20
  • Dhiraj Dhaliwal  $50
  • Aaron Campeau  $40
  • Hawco Household  $100
  • Jake Nolan  $20
  • Raman Dhillon
  • Gillian Morris  $60
  • Leslie Johal  $100
  • Cathy and Gord Cook  $50
  • Mitchell Bray  $100
  • Your Friends   $150
  • Marguerite Alston  $50
  • Erik Redfern
  • Rod and Leanne Cook  $200
  • Roz&Pat Gilbert  $100
  • Ryan Hilton  $200
  • Milton Cook  $200
  • JAY DOWHANIUK  $500
  • Deb Fuhr
  • Garry Fuhr  $100
  • Brayden Handley  $50
  • Courtney Switlishoff  $15
  • Mary Bruder  $10
  • Jill Turton  $50
  • Curtis McGrath  $50
  • Dane Nicholson  $150
  • Lori Christensen  $50
  • Kenneth Marriott  $100
  • Amy Sahi
  • Blake Harper  $200
  • Stuart Kyle  $100
  • Evelyn Reimer  $25
  • Tessa Hartnell  $50
  • Daphne Clegg  $25
  • MARVIN HILTON  $200
  • Harveer Sidhu  $20
  • Alex Loraas  $10
  • George Hardwick  $20
  • Sarah Collins  $100
  • Jeremy Gilron  $20
  • Candice Ashe  $50
  • Karen Gilbert  $25
  • Tareq Basamh  $20
  • Taylor Horsting  $50
  • Richard Gibbons  $2,000
  • Darryl Reuter  $1,006
  • Luke Palmer  $50
  • Chandni Khera  $100
  • Noah Kelleher  $200
  • Patty Bisson  $50
  • Amanda Zais  $25
  • Ryan Szpak  $200
  • Grace Caspar  $20
  • Delbert seabrook  $50
  • James Kaban  $100
  • Andrea Hilton  $80
  • Chris Pond  $50
  • Cam Amantea  $50
  • Miranda Williams  $50
  • Jesse Warawa
  • Catherine Turcotte  $30
  • Matteo Milroy  $102
  • Karlee Appel  $20
  • Lidia Molinara
  • Melissa Vike  $100
  • Mark Ziebarth  $50

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


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