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raising funds and awareness on behalf of the Special Olympics movement in Canada motionball
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#NOGOODWAY LEARN MORE A NATIONAL ANTI-BULLYING CAMPAIGN TO END THE USE OF THE R-WORD

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.

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motionball now proudly hosts 50+ annual events in 17 Canadian cities and on 34 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 $13,000,000 net since its inception in 2002 including $2.1M to Special Olympics annually.

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The next generation of leaders are joining the Special Olympics movement - one campus at a time.

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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.

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Join motionball supporters as we

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in support of Special Olympics.

OUR IMPACT

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.

DONATING

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.

OUR PARTNERS

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.

#NOGOODWAY

There's #nogoodway to use the r-word.
Use your voice. make the choice.

motionball’s #NoGoodWay Campaign 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.