Support Team Etherington Generations for the 2021 motionball Marathon Of Sport Toronto

Dear Family and Friends,

On September 25, we are participating in an all-day fundraiser called motionball Marathon of Sport: Challenge 21. While fundraising is one of our goals, Marathon of Sport is about so much more. This day not only brings awareness to the Special Olympics movement, but allows people with and without intellectual disabilities to interact, build lifelong friendships, and ultimately create more inclusive communities. The highlight of this event each year, is having the opportunity to compete 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

With Special Olympics programs and initiatives on hold, our friends at Special Olympics need us more than ever. For many of them, Special Olympics is not just about sport, or staying fit and healthy, but also about providing a social network, a sense of belonging and a valuable source of stability – all essential to their mental and physical health.

By making a donation to motionball, you're helping to ensure that athletes like Taylor have the resources they need to stay active at home and that when the time comes later this year, they can safely return to the sport programs they love.

Thank you very much for your support!

For more information on motionball please visit motionball.com

www.motionball.com/marathonofsport

Special Olympics Athletes On Our Team

Erica Machtinger

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

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Swimming and track and field

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Got into provincials for swimming for the first time that was supposed to happen May 2020

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

Staying active, photography, colouring, drawing, movies with friends (on zoom)

What do you love most about motionball events?

Meeting new people and making new friends and seeing old friends

Fundraising Totals

Our team has raised $130,884 out of our goal of $120,000

110%

Our Wall Of Awesome

  • Shamez Virani
  • Mary Ann MacKenzie  $600
  • Tim Frith  $250
  • grant mccutcheon  $200
  • Braeden Hunt  $800
  • Maddie Phillips  $400
  • Liam Dougherty
  • Greg Eickmeier
  • Patrick McGowan  $200
  • Ai Phomphakdy  $800
  • Kim Eickmeier
  • Harold Kang  $200
  • Mark Etherington  $500
  • chris bretzler  $200
  • Roger Poirier  $200
  • John McCartney  $200
  • Ted Tzogas
  • Andy Pavletich
  • Paul Etherington  $2,500
  • John Barnett  $20,000
  • Aaron Mittler  $250
  • Hecra Painting  $1,002
  • Nelson Lang  $1,000
  • Krista Grant  $100
  • Mary Ann MacKenzie  $600
  • Gerard Palamoudian  $100
  • Grace Tevlin  $500
  • Carl Zank  $2,000
  • Cathy Christoff  $250
  • Mike Mills
  • Ron/Ruth Zaparanuik
  • Sherri Reynders  $105
  • Carol Salamone  $35
  • Sabrina Leeder
  • Jasmine Oldham  $525
  • Jason Oldham  $527
  • Nancy Melcher  $105
  • Shanna Linger  $35
  • Sarah Maclachlan
  • Anne Marie Taillon
  • Michael Banh
  • Jim & Tracey Williamson  $300
  • Brodie O’Brien  $3,500
  • Glenn MacDonell  $100
  • Monique Van Wel  $100
  • Steve Cameron  $3,500
  • Sebastian Herce  $1,750
  • Katie Scorcia  $100
  • Adam Ouimet  $3,000
  • Michael Blonde  $200
  • Ginger Jackson  $75
  • Lacey Houston  $25
  • Ashley Munroe  $50
  • MICHAEL SIRDEVAN  $50
  • Michelle Lecourt
  • Sue Simone  $200
  • Karie Tait
  • Jeff Emrich  $100
  • Victor Attard  $40
  • Wes Thom  $25
  • Sue Dunbar  $100
  • Cristian Quinteros  $500
  • K&M Burkholder  $100
  • Drew Main  $50
  • Brendan King  $50
  • Kelly Bayley  $100
  • Jessica Amorim  $50
  • Luc Joye
  • Leanne Hatzlhoffer  $50
  • Sonia Merrimen  $100
  • Willy Burg
  • Ian Starkman  $50
  • Tyler Curtis
  • Meghan Kraemer  $75
  • Matt Dumart  $10
  • Kimi Young  $100
  • Josie La Rizza  $50
  • Peter Kim  $100
  • Eldrige San Juan  $50
  • Nicholas Tamburi  $1,200
  • Aly Champsi  $500
  • Scott Beitel  $1,750
  • Will and Meg Northcote  $100
  • Helmut Kellen  $100
  • Ashley Caesar  $50
  • Caitlin Guiotto
  • Brenda Scorcia  $50
  • mai huynh  $20
  • Alfredo Villegas  $200
  • Julie Gasparini  $50
  • James Chung  $50
  • Rebecca Procska  $100
  • Mike Tzimas  $100
  • Ryan Bergmann  $100
  • Paul Dubkowski  $50
  • Scott Feddery  $200
  • V Vyas  $100
  • Michael Greek
  • Allison Brown  $25
  • Lambert Ng  $200
  • julie Y
  • Michael DeAngelis  $100
  • Jake Forde  $25
  • Doug Jennings  $100
  • Julia and Jordan Abraham
  • Lincoln Fernandes
  • David Ogilvie  $100
  • Erika Hankinson  $50
  • Brad Baigent  $150
  • Cathy and Mark Christoff  $1,000
  • Mike L  $500
  • Mark Graham  $250
  • David Del Giudice  $200
  • MATTHEW BENJAMIN  $1,500
  • Ian Miller  $100
  • David Mills  $300
  • Jamie Hakonson  $100
  • Christopher Seon  $150
  • Trish Roberts  $100
  • Tara Mees  $100
  • Kelsey Smith  $50
  • Jonathan Ginou
  • Sean Menezes  $50
  • Juan Villarreal  $78
  • Sheila Hui  $50
  • Christopher Rafuse  $500
  • David Jones  $2,000
  • Andrew Bulmer  $2,500
  • Dave Gigante  $100
  • Boys Poker Night  $2,000
  • Sean Dutton  $250
  • Kirsteen Etherington  $250
  • Shelby & Braeden - Wedding Donation  $1,000
  • Amanda Kilby
  • Mark Etherington  $500
  • Dan Golberg  $250
  • Sharon Bollenbach  $200
  • Sunny Rose Court Neighbours Donation  $500
  • Andrew Mitchell  $75
  • Niyousha Zarinpour  $500
  • Mike Lamontagne  $500
  • Mary Ann MacKenzie  $300
  • Neil Glasberg  $200
  • Renata Rollins  $100
  • Shaunessy Sykes  $50
  • Justin Mulligan  $100
  • Courtney Jonker  $15
  • Thomas Yolevski  $250
  • Kate Roscoe
  • Patricia and Vince Lecourt  $150
  • Chris Bratten  $50
  • Sheldon Alexander
  • Alvaro Peci  $30
  • Matt Graham  $100
  • Vlad Sibian  $100
  • Wendy Arteaga  $100
  • Tracy Le  $150
  • Brodie O'Brien  $1,000
  • Dan Herce  $100
  • David Rae  $250
  • Andrea Matheson  $102
  • Anne T  $50
  • Long Distance Admirer from Mexico! U know!!  $2,560
  • JOHN MACKENZIE  $100
  • Jason De Thomasis  $100
  • Dineene Griffith  $100
  • Kimberley Veitch  $50
  • James Carere  $100
  • Mark Russell  $100
  • Ralph Hogue  $50
  • Jamie-Lyn Venantius  $20
  • Tina Ferrigan  $50
  • Susan Smart
  • Linda Thomson  $100
  • Denis Frappier  $500
  • Georgina Mouratidis  $50
  • Graham Fell  $50
  • Huxley & Beckett Butler  $50
  • Nancy Hogue  $100
  • Bhupatrai Bhatt  $100
  • Mridula Joyner  $51
  • Nicole Wolff  $50
  • Robert Falcone  $50
  • Dan Harnett  $75
  • Mary Ann MacKenzie  $172
  • Will Stephen  $250
  • Garry Scott
  • Simpson and Associates
  • Donnovan Bennett  $100
  • Mike Giamprini  $250
  • Brad McMullen  $500
  • Cory Jones  $20
  • MICHAEL HUBER  $20
  • Dane Kumar  $50
  • Necqui Alladina
  • Anna Grinenko  $20
  • Dave Scheck  $20
  • Roe Sharma  $50
  • Julie Powell  $25
  • Joan Deakin  $100
  • Shaun Bauer  $100
  • Paul Horton  $1,500
  • Brendan Morton  $20
  • Rachel MacQueen  $500
  • Paul Postiglione  $50
  • Elena Arsenov  $100
  • Morgan Cullen  $40
  • Jamie Brown  $50
  • Mehdi Azodi  $50
  • Marc Salvador  $20
  • Nuria Defoe  $75
  • Mandeep Anand
  • Michael Masse

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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