Support Team Russell Maniacs for the 2021 motionball Marathon Of Sport Vancouver

On September 11, we are participating in an all-day fundraiser called motionball Marathon of Sport, bringing athletes of all abilities together on the playing field. 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,
Russell Maniacs

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Special Olympics Athletes On Our Team

Norman

Name:

Norman

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Curling,10 Pin Bowling, Track,Basketball,Club Fit, Soft Ball, Curling and Floor Hockey

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Floor Hockey team made it to Provincials. Plus I like when we play against other teams.

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

I work for City of Surrey. Like to hang out with some of the Special Olympic players. I enjoy swimming and camping.

What do you love most about motionball events?

Meeting new player's and hopefully keeping in contact with them when you finish motionball.

Ashley

Name:

Ashley

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Floor Hockey. Softball, rhythmic gymnastics , Basketball.

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

When I got the chance to go to Vernon for floor in 2019. It was my very first winter Games. I had a really great time and met new friends. I also love our motto. Let Me Win but If I can not win let me be brave in the attempt. I love that special Olympics includes everyone and together we are a family.

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

Bike riding, going for a jog around my block with my dog. And playing with the kids at my work place.

What do you love most about motionball events?

That everyone can come together to have fun together and play at the same Level and that everyone is included and it's a day of fun and you also get to see old friends and meet new people.

Fundraising Totals

Our team has raised $23,728 out of our goal of $25,000

95%

Our Wall Of Awesome

  • Erik Kilburn  $50
  • Stu Mckeown  $50
  • Greg Chow  $51
  • Ryan Bates  $100
  • Heather Laker  $27
  • Shaun Laker  $65
  • Jen & Cam Laker  $50
  • John Zurowski  $64
  • Wes Hall  $25
  • Jennifer Ferguson
  • Margaret Darbyshire  $500
  • Laurie Coleman  $100
  • Keith Yung  $100
  • David DeSchutter  $50
  • Mike & Carrie Smith  $100
  • Bal Sohal  $50
  • Nicholas Sperling  $100
  • Layla Daudelin  $100
  • Danny Ivancevic  $100
  • Meghan Hussack  $100
  • Stu Alleyn  $100
  • Gaston Tremarco  $100
  • Sabine Zabori  $100
  • Hermann Riepl  $100
  • Grant Bush
  • Christopher Walker  $100
  • Christopher Walker  $100
  • Jeremy Deichen  $100
  • Mark Brown  $100
  • Mark Brown  $100
  • Geoffrey Oliver  $100
  • INGA HENRIKSON  $50
  • David Loncaric  $250
  • Ryan Ellis  $100
  • Amanda Ovenden  $200
  • Remy Marchand
  • Beth Laing  $50
  • Matthew Roth  $500
  • Margaret Darbyshire  $100
  • Judy Reefschlaeger  $500
  • Keaton and Gary Morgan  $100
  • Jerin Mece  $150
  • George Callaghan  $100
  • Sheena Sood  $100
  • Katie Sakalauskas  $50
  • Peter Raptis  $101
  • Ritesh Maisuria  $106
  • Justin Brien  $50
  • Cammy Craig  $100
  • Jackson Kelly  $50
  • Tony Amir  $200
  • Rich Hoffman  $102
  • Christa Sakalauskas  $50
  • Nicaela Weigel  $50
  • Gregory B Keith  $250
  • Big M small organ Williams  $50
  • Jessie Vaid  $100
  • Jag Uppal  $50
  • Dani Ross  $50
  • KC Rundle  $300
  • Mike Zabori  $100
  • Christopher Harvey  $100
  • Jordan Meldrum  $250
  • Christie and Dave Garofalo  $100
  • Mike Nohr  $200
  • Zoheb Somani  $50
  • Kevin Waterhouse
  • Dylan Callow  $105
  • Shane Springman  $50
  • Meghann Bruneau  $50
  • Wilson Rob  $100
  • Mary Stark  $50
  • Chelsea Bunbury  $100
  • Robyn & Brad Moynes
  • Robyn & Brad Moynes
  • Pamela Keith  $102
  • Courtney Keith
  • Ryan Gerwing  $250
  • Raymond Staniscia  $150
  • Kit Chansavang  $200
  • Kit Chansavang  $200
  • Pedro Serra  $100
  • Gord & Lori Williams  $50
  • Sabine Zabori  $100
  • Jeff Knoblauch  $100
  • Manya Konneke  $100
  • Carolyn Pinkney
  • Maureena Swift
  • Mike Colgan  $100
  • Mike Colgan  $100
  • Richard Briggs  $100
  • Richard Briggs  $100
  • Danielle Garrett  $100
  • Ryan Mcmillan  $1,000
  • Sadie Franco  $100
  • William Sturdy  $100
  • Tom Sapkowski  $100
  • Tom Sapkowski  $100
  • Denis Johnston  $100
  • Ilya Andreyev  $100
  • Joey Cardell  $250
  • Morgan Allan  $100
  • John Derrick  $1,000
  • Vlad Ghelesel  $1,000
  • Sabine Zabori  $100
  • Graeme Laronge  $100
  • Xavier Rodriguez  $50
  • Alex Zabori  $100
  • Craig Vasconcelos  $100
  • The Dildy  $102
  • Michael Bergen  $50
  • Kyle McLellan  $50
  • Carmen Donnell  $100
  • Victor Do  $50
  • Des Mainardi
  • Blair Chan-Kent  $50
  • Jaclyn Cummings  $25
  • Lauren Blake  $50
  • Emrah Savasir  $500
  • Daniel Saam  $2,500
  • Sam Majnay  $40
  • Mykel Meeks  $50
  • Dylan Leach  $50
  • Trevor Doyle

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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