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motionball is a national non-profit organization that empowers young Canadians to be leaders in their communities, raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics through inclusive social and sporting events. At Acadia University, we’re working to ensure that individuals with intellectual disabilities living in Nova Scotia are included, supported, and celebrated. We create relevant, meaningful experiences for university students to give back to their community, while building relationships with local Special Olympics athletes. 

motionball events put the fun back into giving, at Acadia and across Canada. 

This year in particular, Special Olympics athletes need us more than ever as many remain isolated and alone, at a greater risk of contracting COVID-19 than the general population. Join us in raising funds and awareness for the cause so that Special Olympics sport programs can return with strength, and that no athlete is left behind. 

We are a committee of passionate student leaders determined to make an unprecedented impact, in an unprecedented year. 


Fall Semester

More than 50 Acadia students and student-athletes participated in motionball’s September 26th virtual Marathon of Sport. Acadia supporters raised more than $6,000 for Special Olympics Nova Scotia and Special Olympics Canada Foundation, while meeting and getting to know local Special Olympics athletes. 

The motionball Acadia team looks forward to bringing students more ways to support Special Olympics through motionball this year! 

Winter Semester
Coming soon! Contact to get involved. 



motionball is working to promote positivity and inclusion, demonstrating that there is #NoGoodWay to use the “r-word” (retard). This word is hurtful, outdated, and brings back memories of being bullied and excluded for individuals with intellectual disabilities. 

As motionballers, we are proud ambassadors of the #NoGoodWay campaign. Learn more and take the pledge at