motionball is a national not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to introduce the next generation of donors, volunteers and sponsors to the Special Olympics movement through integrated social and sporting events.
motionball now proudly hosts 50+ annual events in 18 Canadian cities and on 35+ university campuses. Through these events and as a result of the many individuals, partners and organizations that have supported the movement, motionball has donated over $15,000,000 net since its inception in 2002 including $2.1M to Special Olympics annually.
motionball Marathon of Sport events are now proudly in 18 Canadian cities. Please click below.
The next generation of leaders are joining the Special Olympics movement - one campus at a time.
Giving back to the community is a cause for celebration,
and we throw the very best.
marathon of sport
Bringing athletes of all abilities together on the playing field.
Join motionball supporters as we
EDUCATE. INTEGRATE. CELEBRATE
in support of Special Olympics.
-Marathon of Sport Calgary - June 17
-Marathon of Sport Cape Breton - June 24
-Marathon of Sport Hamilton - June 24
-Marathon of Sport Vancouver - June 24
-Marathon of Sport Montreal - Sept 9
-Marathon of Sport Winnipeg - Sept 16
-Marathon of Sport Oakville - Sept 16
-Marathon of Sport Caledon - Sept 16
-Marathon of Sport Kelowna - Sept 23
-Marathon of Sport London - Oct 14
-Marathon of Sport Edmonton - Oct 21
-Marathon of Sport PEI - Oct 21
-Marathon of Sport Kingston - Nov 4
All of motionball’s proceeds go directly to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation (SOCF-charity # 869562041 RR0001). At motionball’s request, 70% of the funds raised within each province are then sent to the affiliated Special Olympics Provincial Chapter. For example, at the motionball Marathon of Sport Toronto, 70% of all funds raised are directed to Special Olympics Ontario. This is to ensure we are helping fund the grassroots level organizations that provide life changing sport & social community programming for over 50,000 Canadians who have an intellectual disability. It also helps the local Special Olympics Chapter in paying for team uniforms, tournament costs, travel expenses, equipment and the “Healthy Athlete” programs.
In accordance with our belief in making a sustainable national impact, 25% of funds raised at motionball events stay with the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. This annual allocation of funds supports the Foundation in it’s objective to reach more Special Olympics athletes with programs across the country, and to recruit & train new volunteer coaches. Together, we are working to ensure the long-term financial and organizational stability of the Special Olympics movement.
The remaining 5% of funds raised are directed to the #NoGoodWay Campaign which aims to end the use of the R-word (retard) in everyday conversation. We’re encouraging Canadians to make the choice to eliminate the R-word from their vocabulary and empower them to take #NoGoodWay to their circles of influence.
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 athletes’ lives is incredibly important.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK
motionball Toronto’s Young Professionals Network is a group of young leaders, philanthropists, and influencers who are committed to strengthening the support of the Special Olympics movement - creating inclusive communities and removing barriers for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The purpose of the network is to provide an opportunity for young professionals to develop their personal and professional networks while making a difference in new and innovative ways. In becoming a member of the motionball Toronto Young Professionals network, you’ll have the power to make a meaningful difference by contributing to the success of motionball Toronto’s signature events.
As a member, you’ll receive exclusive invitations to networking & panel events, early access to event tickets and the opportunity to be part of a community of young leaders and philanthropists, and so much more!
motionball’s National Office is here to help you start the right conversations and use the right resources to get the ball rolling for your company’s involvement!
If you’d like to talk about getting involved with motionball, please reach out to email@example.com anytime!
There are many ways to get involved with motionball. Learn how we can work together to change the lives of individuals living with an intellectual disability here.