On June 24, 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 Madison.
This year we are so excited to welcome Madison as our motionball Hamilton’s 2023 Honorary Athlete Ambassador. Madison has been a part of Special Olympics for over 24 years and has been involved with motionball Hamilton since it started 8 years ago! Madison actively participates and competes in figure skating and rhythmic gymnastics and has also participated in soccer and t-ball in the past. Madison's happiest Special Olympics memory was when she WON A SILVER MEDAL at the Special Olympics World Games in Sweden! Hear from Madison about what being apart of motionball means to her:
“I love Motionball because its a day filled with fun, meeting new people, making friends, and being all together having fun!!”
With Special Olympics programs and initiatives back in full swing, 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 Madison have the resources they need to continue the sport programs they love.
Thank you very much for your support,
For more information on motionball please visit motionball.com
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.
The number of Special Olympics athletes across Canada
Child and youth Special Olympics athletes across Canada
The number of Special Olympics Canada volunteers