Support Team InMotion for the 2021 motionball Marathon Of Sport Hamilton

From September 16-19, our team is participating in a fundraiser called motionball Marathon of Sport. 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 for local Special Olympics athletes. 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 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, Milena

Special Olympics Athletes On Our Team

Piero Gallucci

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

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Basketball

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Winning the Chris Pilkey team spirit award in 2020

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

Playing bocce outside, baking sweet treats, and playing video games

What do you love most about motionball events?

Participating in Marathon of Sport activities with my friends and family

Alycia O'Keefe

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

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Bowling

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Getting a Strike

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

Day Program, Swimming, Singing with Momentum Choir

What do you love most about motionball events?

To see other people

Avaly Resnick

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

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Soccer

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Just started special olympics

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

Tennis

What do you love most about motionball events?

Everything

Fundraising Totals

Our team has raised $3,330 out of our goal of $2,000

167%

Our Wall Of Awesome

  • Amanda Quinn  $100
  • Jackie Ciciretto  $50
  • Barbara Langille  $50
  • Lori La Gambina  $30
  • Nadia Spadafora
  • Dana Ahluwalia
  • Maryann Alonzi  $50
  • Claudia Iacobucci  $50
  • Domenica Carnovale
  • Rita D’Ettore-Berton  $50
  • Cristina Petti  $100
  • Cidalia Dicostanzo  $102
  • Tina Pietramala  $100
  • Jacqueline Gerussi  $100
  • KAYLA CAMPAGNARO  $50
  • Marisa Mastronardi  $200
  • Lisa Macdonald  $100
  • Patricia Nielsen  $50
  • Domenica Caringi  $100
  • Tony Ambrosi  $100
  • Christina Brodie McKeddie  $100
  • Kristen Tice  $50
  • Nadia DiNucci  $50
  • Giovanna Caringi  $100
  • Raymond Gallucci  $100
  • Nadia Romano  $100
  • Megan McLeod
  • Susan Stuart  $100
  • Ester Pinto

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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