Support Team MOS Committee for the 2024 motionball Marathon Of Sport Calgary

On June 22, 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. The highlight of this event each year, is having the opportunity to compete alongside local Special Olympics athletes like Damion.

Damion is a Special Olympics Alberta Certified Health Messenger and Special Olympics Winter Games 2024 Athlete Ambassador for the 2024 National Winter Games, which were held here in Calgary! Damion has been a Special Olympics athlete for seven years, competing in two Provincial Games and one National Games during that time. Damion has competed in motionball Marathon of Sport in Calgary in past years, showcasing his skills in various sports – basketball, floor hockey, golf, and pickleball, to name a few!

Damion’s highlights as a Special Olympic athlete include participating in the National Games (2018) in Nova Scotia, where he was able to meet athletes from across Canada, win a silver medal, and was named MVP for basketball.

“I got involved in Special Olympics in 2017 to be active and play sports in an environment where I felt I could fit in. Special Olympics has given me so much and has changed my life by helping me to be a more confident person. I have made many great friends being a part of Special Olympics and met some wonderful coaches. The real prize [from participating in the National Games] was learning that sports are more than just wins and losses – they are more about enjoying the journey and making new friends along the way”.

Outside of Special Olympics, Damion is the host and creator of the Accessible Athletics podcast – dedicated to sharing information about health and fitness with other Special Olympics athletes. Damion is also in his 9th year of employment at the Country Hills Golf Course and 2nd year working at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Food and Beverages services. Damion volunteers at the Calgary Zoo, the YMCA, and works as a CMBA basketball referee for youth and recreational basketball in Calgary.

By making a donation to motionball, you're helping to ensure that athletes like Damion have the resources they need to continue playing the sports they love.

Thank you very much for your support!

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Fundraising Totals

Our team has raised $6,535 out of our goal of $2,500

262%

Our Wall Of Awesome

  • Paul Etherington  $2,500
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  • Wendy Hanrahan  $500
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  • AUSTIN BLADES  $50
  • Kaitlin Brown
  • Sandra Cicman
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  • Anonymous  $25
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  • Marilyn Ritchie
  • Susan McDermott  $50
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  • David Taylor  $100
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  • Janell Collins  $20
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  • Carter Cugnet
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  • Rhonda Allen  $100
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  • Brad Robertson  $250
  • Glenn Smyth
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Special Olympics Athletes On Our Team

No athletes have been assigned to this team yet!
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