MARATHON OF SPORT IS BACK FOR 2021!
As restrictions begin to ease, we’re so excited to announce that the motionball Marathon of Sport Calgary will return to MRU on Sunday, September 12th!
This year’s event will have all of the traditional elements of the Marathon of Sport you know and love with Teams playing alongside local Special Olympics athletes for a fun-filled day of sport all in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!
motionball remains committed to the health and safety of our participants, volunteers and Special Olympics athletes. We will ensure this years event aligns with local public health guidelines and the Special Olympics Alberta return-to-play guidelines.
REGISTRATION OPENS JULY 28TH
Corporate and Standard Team opportunities available!
Standard Team: As a Standard Team, you and your teammates will each donate $50 to register and work together to reach your Team fundraising goal of $2000. Refund your registration and play for free when you reach your individual fundraising goal of $200!
Corporate: As a Corporate Team, your organization will donate $2000, waiving the $50 registration fee and inviting your employees to participate at no cost.
Included in the $50 registration, each participant will receive:
- motionball hat
- motionball t-shirt
- motionball facemask
- opportunity to earn motionball Under Armour incentives
Online registration opens July 28th! In the meantime, start recruiting your Teammates to join you! We hope you’re as excited as we are to hit the field alongside our friends at SO Alberta again this year!
WHY YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS
While fundraising is one of our goals, Marathon of Sport is about so much more. This day not only brings awareness to the Special Olympics movement, but allows people with and without intellectual disabilities to interact, build lifelong friendships, and ultimately create more inclusive communities.
By entering a Team, you will also help to ensure our friends at Special Olympics Alberta have the resources they need to stay active at home and that when the time comes later this year, they can safely return to the sport programs they love.
WHO WE ARE
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 motionball Calgary, we’re working to ensure that individuals with intellectual disabilities living in Calgary and the surrounding areas are included, supported, and celebrated.
motionball events put the fun back into giving, in Calgary and across Canada.
Interested in getting involved? Connect with our local Team for more information:
Annelise Milliken – Volunteer Marathon of Sport Event Director
Carrie Soby – Volunteer Marathon of Sport Event Director
Tasha Bell – Volunteer Gala Event Director
Tracy Le – Volunteer Sponsorship Director
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 motionball.com/nogoodway.
motionball is proud to donate 70% of the funds raised from this event to Special Olympics Alberta. 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.