Support Team Los Diablos for the 2023 motionball Marathon Of Sport Toronto

On May 27, we are participating in an all-day fundraiser called motionball Marathon of Sport. This is an action-packed day where we will play sports alongside Special Olympics athletes from our community. This day helps to bring 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 Ryan.

Ryan first became involved in motionball for 10 years! Since then, Ryan has participated in countless motionball events, including the Toronto Gala and many local Marathon of Sport events! This year, we’re excited to have Ryan take on the role of motionball’s 2023 Honorary Athlete Ambassador. Hear from Ryan about what being part of motionball means to him!

“motionball means having the opportunity to play sports with new individuals who want to become part of the Special Olympics family and also being able to connect with sponsors to really show them how and where their support makes a difference.”

With Special Olympics programs and initiatives returning this summer, 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 Ryan have the resources they need to continue the sport programs they love.

Thank you very much for your support,

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Special Olympics Athletes On Our Team

Liam Edwards



What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Bowling, golf, soccer, track, bocce ball

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

Winning gold medals

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


What do you love most about motionball events?

The teamwork!!

Ian Sheppard

Fundraising Totals

Our team has raised $19,380 out of our goal of $10,000


Our Wall Of Awesome

  • Kelly Jones  $40
  • David Boldovitch  $50
  • Wendy Arnold List  $100
  • Patrick & Kate Marshall
  • Aine McGlynn  $50
  • Malcolm Lang  $250
  • Claire McGlynn  $100
  • Charlene Brooke  $200
  • Jonah Davids
  • Vera and Russ Gillman  $100
  • Pete Gillespie
  • Carol Davids
  • Jamil al Jabri
  • Jordann Dutton
  • Nicholas Gaudet  $100
  • Sheila Aitken-Morrow  $50
  • Barbara Jones  $100
  • Lou Bettelli
  • Joanne Collins  $150
  • Stephanie Robinson
  • Christina Macrae  $75
  • Kristi Herold
  • Camila Andrade  $50
  • Darren White  $100
  • Tracy Ross
  • Peter Tsatsos  $100
  • mark and catherine graham  $250
  • Jen Krol
  • George Lafazanidis  $50
  • Liz Phillips  $50
  • Darcy Montgomery  $250
  • Denise Sanginesi  $100
  • Mark Raheja
  • Patricia Montgomery
  • Lorna Freeman
  • Andrew Stokes
  • Graham White
  • Leslie Blachford
  • GreenSky Ventures
  • Sascha Isaacs
  • Paul Horton  $100
  • Jamie Gillman  $100
  • Jane Kinney  $200
  • Timothy Evans
  • Brad McMullen
  • DIane Perigoe  $100
  • Thomas Pinkham
  • Michael DeAngelis  $150
  • Dale Hodges
  • Drew Aaslepp
  • Malcolm Lang
  • Alastair Waithe
  • Norah Fraser
  • Mary Jane Finlayson
  • Mike Suska
  • Mark Graham
  • Jordan Cushing  $168
  • Graham White
  • Brenda White
  • Darcy Montgomery  $250
  • Kathy & Kerry McKenna
  • Suzanne Henderson  $50
  • Judy and Larry Ward
  • Brand Fuel
  • Josh Goodelman  $50
  • Linda and Bob Taylor
  • Jonathan Ginou
  • Anthony Graham
  • Heather McCourt  $100
  • Nancy Hummel
  • benjamin dempsey
  • Victoria McCowan
  • Evelyn Wiseman
  • Roisin McGlynn
  • Jesse Hayman  $54
  • Paul Etherington
  • Denis Frawley
  • Marianne Marchant  $100
  • Larissa Gray
  • Jodi Clare
  • Gemma Cutler
  • George Skarpathiotakis
  • Allan Dougall
  • Nina Arcon
  • Josh Dunton
  • Alison Hughes
  • Bruce Mckelvey  $200
  • Jeff Lohnes  $120
  • Thomas Wendelboe  $150
  • Jonah Davids
  • Paul Sabat
  • Sarah Stoski
  • Jane Matthews
  • Carol Baier
  • Mike Mills
  • Julie Lafazanidis  $33
  • Allison Decker Thistlewood
  • Lindsay & Randy McMaster


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.

  • 25,944

    The number of Special Olympics athletes across Canada

  • 10,000

    Child and youth Special Olympics athletes across Canada

  • 13,814

    The number of Special Olympics Canada volunteers

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