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We are proud to be participating in the McMaster University March Madness Challenge

We can't gather in person to run any on-campus fundraisers 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 2021 March Madness Challenge please visit www.motionball.com/marathonofsport


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Special Olympics Athletes On Our Team

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

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Bocce & track and field

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Being with my friends at the track and field events!

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

Playing with dogs, listening to music, having fun with my drama/theatre group, and skating!

What do you love most about motionball events?

Making new friends!

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 1,445 minutes of our goal of 1

100%

Fundraising Totals

Our team has raised $7,260 out of our goal of $5,000

146%

Our Wall Of Awesome

  • Ciara Currah  $100
  • Elham Mahmood  $10
  • Kirsten Walraven  $75
  • Anonymous Campione  $10
  • Mathew Davies
  • Lorne & Scott  $50
  • Janice Durocher  $20
  • Andrea Thompson  $75
  • Anne Perrin  $50
  • Victor Ljuljdjuraj  $20
  • Sophie Gordon  $10
  • Dino DiBernardo
  • Emma Lewis  $20
  • Pritpal Sandhu  $50
  • Martina Ortiz Luis  $20
  • Matthew Wright
  • Dilman Boparai  $20
  • Connie Walraven  $100
  • Brenda Stals  $50
  • Prashant and Kim Joshi  $100
  • Sue Joshi  $100
  • Anna Adams  $25
  • Heather Major  $20
  • Gus PAPADOPOULOS  $25
  • Emma Lewis  $50
  • Georgia Tzortzis  $25
  • Emilie Kuepper  $30
  • Joe Furfaro  $25
  • Barb and Helmut Schankula
  • Manny and Tina Campione
  • Mark Broughton  $25
  • Zane Jenkins  $20
  • Aden Tett  $18
  • David Melko
  • Bahar Taravati  $50
  • Mandeep Deol  $75
  • Susan O’Neil  $50
  • Andrea Aguiar
  • Brenda Turner  $100
  • Alex Turner  $10
  • Paula Puddy  $25
  • Claire Pinchen  $100
  • Michael Long  $50
  • Holly OSullivan  $50
  • Colleen Younder  $50
  • Stephen VanWinden
  • Brady Bunda  $20
  • Ashley Sibley  $15
  • Cece Ohayon  $10
  • Angela Tanabe  $25
  • Sharon van Veen
  • Mike and Diana Cunningham  $100
  • Sandra Stals  $75
  • Katherine Di Iorio  $15
  • Charlotte Edgar  $15
  • Tyler O’Neil  $20
  • Nura Khattab  $10
  • Sarah Brossart  $30
  • Daniela Verboom  $20
  • Arthur Mills  $25
  • Wilma Olive-Mills  $100
  • Matthew Hamilton  $10
  • Clark Evans  $100
  • Jocelyne Abbott  $50
  • Justis Beley  $20
  • Justin Dool  $10
  • Ivory Vanveen  $10
  • Paul Doesburg  $150
  • Brenda Scott
  • Dorothy & Gino Calabrese
  • Kim Bunda
  • Joselyn Dulnuan  $50
  • Matthew Calabrese  $20
  • Emma Creary  $25
  • Will Calder  $15
  • David Shaw  $100
  • Carlos Reyes Medina  $25
  • John (Jack) McAuley  $200
  • Jonathan Lane-Smith
  • Rob Clark  $25
  • Stephen Mahoney  $40
  • Susanna Glugosh  $100
  • Stephen Kessler  $40
  • Bonnie Peebles  $50
  • Ron Masengi  $50
  • leanne deweerd  $40
  • Gena Wiersma  $30
  • Paul & Monique NASATO  $50
  • Linda Calabrese  $50
  • Rose Calabrese  $25
  • Joy Walraven  $50
  • Aarushi Bahl
  • John Ginn  $50
  • Katie Murray  $25
  • Kristin Van Berkel  $100
  • Maria Consiglia
  • Deb Murray  $50
  • Leland Ladies  $55
  • Gordon Wright  $50
  • Kayla Kucera
  • Maggie Russell  $25
  • Paula Rojas  $10
  • Tina Essaye  $50
  • Austin Essaye  $50
  • Susan Jarvis  $10
  • Tammy Mason  $25
  • Jaime Rana  $20
  • Lorraine and Les  $50
  • Gerrit van Veen  $52

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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