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 17 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 $14,000,000 net since its inception in 2002 including $2.1M to Special Olympics annually.
motionball Marathon of Sport events are now proudly in 15 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 Montreal - September 11th
-Marathon of Sport Caledon - September 17th
-Marathon of Sport Kelowna - September 17th
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.