Support Team Hamilton 2022 for the 2022 motionball Marathon Of Sport Hamilton

On June 25, we are participating in an all-day fundraiser called the motionball Marathon of Sport. All funds raised at the event are donated to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. Throughout the day, our team will be competing in a variety of sports 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

Marathon of Sport Hamilton is part of a larger national movement called motionball for Special Olympics, a non-profit organization that empowers young Canadians to be leaders in their communities, raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics so that individuals with intellectual disabilities can lead happier, healthier lives. Special Olympics provides opportunities for over 47,000 Canadians with intellectual disabilities to experience the transformative power of sport. Today, motionball proudly hosts over 40 events across Canada and has delivered over $10.8 million to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!

By making a donation to motionball, you'll be supporting athletes like Taylor and together we can level the playing field for thousands of Canadians with intellectual disabilities.

Thank you very much for your support,
  Hamilton 2022

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Special Olympics Athletes On Our Team

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

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Figure skating, track and field

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

I have an Instagram page called taylors_travels_canada1 that shows other people with intellectual needs and developmental disabilities that anything is possible. I hope my pictures encourage others to want to travel and discover the wonders of our special planet. My goal is to raise awareness and promote inclusion for people with special needs.

What do you love most about motionball events?
I get to meet new people from all over the place. I love to do my best at competitions and travel especially to Provincial and National games. It is awesome to walk into an arena or onto a track and be greeted by fellow competitors with a hello and sometimes a hug.
Austin Lee
Meet Austin, 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 Austin can get back to the playing field, and that no one is left behind.

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Power lifting, bowling, baseball, tie-kwon-do

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

Bocce Ball and Video Game

What do you love most about motionball events?
It's fun, makes me stronger, and meeting and playing with other athletes

Fundraising Totals

Our team has raised $2,987 out of our goal of $3,000

100%

Our Wall Of Awesome

  • Rachel Begin
  • Leslie Megarry  $100
  • Tariq Esmail  $100
  • Doug Mackenzie  $500
  • Mahmoud Al-Awawdeh  $20
  • Rachel Lightstone  $20
  • Mykael Sergerie  $20
  • Paige McNeil  $20
  • Eleanor Holmgren  $20
  • Cecilia Sousa  $20
  • Jonathan Clement  $50
  • Brandon Picken
  • Mike Randazzo
  • Kelly Henderson  $32
  • Daniella Randazzo  $50
  • Sam Porco
  • Marsha Newby
  • Kyle Calla  $25
  • Sinead Nair  $30
  • Mary Porco
  • Leanne Gyenes  $20
  • Mark Burtenshaw  $25
  • Nick Baccega  $25
  • Alastair de Munnik  $50
  • Julie Mancini  $50
  • Jordan Begin  $25
  • Robin Begin  $75
  • Julia Mancinelli  $15
  • Brian Colosimo  $50
  • Sierra Cipparone  $25
  • michelle intzandt  $50
  • Voula Galopoulos
  • J. Peter Whatmore  $200

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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