Support Team Special Olympics Ontario for the 2022 motionball Marathon Of Sport Toronto

On June 4, 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. With Special Olympics programs and initiatives returning this summer, our athletes and communities within Special Olympics need us more than ever. For many athletes, 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 safely return to the sport programs they love. Thank you very much for your support!

Company: Special Olympics Ontario

Special Olympics Athletes On Our Team

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

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Swimming, Floor Hockey and Softball

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Competing in the National Championships in Vancouver for bowling

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

Watching sports on TV!

What do you love most about motionball events?

Meeting friends!
Rodney Hong
Meet Rodney 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 Rodney can get back to the playing field, and that no one is left behind.

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Baseball, Hockey, Basketball

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Helping other Athletes

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

Gaming walking watching and playing sports

What do you love most about motionball events?

Meeting everyone!

Our Activity Goal

Corporate teams have been challenged by their employers to complete a certain number of kilometers through fitness-based activities.

Our team has completed 0 kilometers of our goal of 20

0%

Fundraising Totals

Our team has raised $4,053 out of our goal of $5,000

82%

Our Wall Of Awesome

  • Glenn MacDonell  $250
  • ALAN CHOW  $100
  • Janet Walters  $20
  • Lawrence Wong  $200
  • Rick Walker  $25
  • Daniel Fryer  $25
  • Mahlon Charlesworth  $25
  • Nedannis Sharp  $250
  • Melissa Lee  $30
  • Garth Sheriff  $100
  • Don Barton  $100
  • Drew Stephenson  $23
  • Roger Charlesworth
  • Glenn MacDonell  $1,500
  • Colleen Lapp  $50
  • Astrid Lange

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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