Support Team The G.O.A.Ts for the 2021 motionball Marathon Of Sport McMaster University


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

Special Olympics Athletes On Our Team

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

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?


What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Swimming and diving!

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

Being at home with the goats and horses!

Fundraising Totals

Our team has raised $3,452 out of our goal of $3,000


Our Wall Of Awesome

  • Nicole Tavernese
  • Vanessa Catanzaro  $20
  • Jackie Lyon  $80
  • Mary Shiels  $20
  • Jason Thai  $30
  • Daniela Lopez  $25
  • Silvia Pollinzi
  • Margaret Chiaramida  $50
  • Melinda Zucchetto  $50
  • Jamie Lyon  $40
  • Mary Lyon  $25
  • Daniela Ruso
  • Alessia Di Nardo  $100
  • Luise and Ted Wood  $50
  • DuBrenda Booth  $75
  • Michael Reaume  $50
  • Margaret Reaume  $100
  • Emily Heming
  • Andree Tellier  $150
  • Cathy Biase  $50
  • Ethan Dufour  $20
  • Mary Anne Schoenhardt  $14
  • Cameron & Laura Phillips  $40
  • Rob and Molly McTaggart
  • Christine Heming
  • Doris Genier  $50
  • Helen Gillespie  $100
  • Sarah Lyon  $10
  • Lauren Cunningham  $15
  • Sue O’Brien  $25
  • Karen Kozar  $20
  • Dennis Reintjes  $120
  • Erica Tu  $25
  • John Spinelli and Izzy Dewey  $20
  • Vienna van veen  $54
  • Vienna van veen  $50
  • Patrick Heming  $300
  • Patricia Heming  $310
  • Emily Heming
  • Emily Heming
  • Emily Heming
  • Emily Heming
  • Megan Tu  $15
  • Jacob Bishop  $15
  • Krista Jones  $100
  • Max Campbell  $10
  • Marty Reaume  $150


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

motionball Marathon Of Sport McMaster University is sponsored locally by

motionball for Special Olympics is sponsored nationally by