2020 MOTIONBALL MARATHON OF SPORT CAPE BRETON
The 2020 virtual motionball Marathon of Sport Cape Breton presented by Coldwell Banker Boardwalk Realty raised $19,200 in support of Special Olympics, and motionball supporters raised more than $1 million across Canada.
Supporters tuned in for an hour long broadcast featuring Tessa Virtue, Morgan Rielly, Penny Oleksiak, Aaron Brown, Mark McMorris, and more – that engaged viewers in a series of fun sport and fitness challenges. You can rewatch the motionball Marathon of Sport broadcast anytime!
motionball Cape Breton exists to run inclusive community events in support of local Special Olympics programs, so that individuals with intellectual disabilities can lead happier, healthier lives. This year – supporting these programs was more important than ever.
motionball is proud to donate 70% of the funds raised from this event to Special Olympics Nova Scotia. This funding is directed to support programs for local athletes in the community. 25% is directed to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation, whose mission is to ensure the long-term financial integrity of the Special Olympics movement in Canada and to fund long term athlete and volunteer growth. The remaining 5% will help grow the #NoGoodWay Campaign aiming 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.
motionball’s mandate is to introduce the next generation of volunteers and donors to the Special Olympics movement through integrated social and sporting events. motionball now hosts 50+ annual events in 27 cities across Canada. motionball is proud to have donated $13M to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation since our inception in 2002.