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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.

ABOUT

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 $14,000,000 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.

NEXT EVENTS


Join motionball supporters as we

EDUCATE
INTEGRATE
CELEBRATE

in support of Special Olympics.

Marathon of Sport Dates

MoS Ottawa - July 10 - July 17th

MoS Edmonton - August 21st

MoS Calgary – September 12th

Mos Vancouver – September 11th

MoS Hamilton – September 16-19th

MoS Kelowna – September 18th

MoS Montreal – September 18th

MoS Winnipeg – September 18th

MoS Toronto – September 25th

MoS Saskatoon – September 25th

MoS Saint John – October 2nd

MoS PEI – October 23rd

MoS Kingston – October 23rd

MoS Halifax – TBD

CF24 for Special Olympics
October 2nd

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.

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 torontoypn@motionball.com anytime!

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.