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As restrictions begin to ease, we’re so excited to announce that the motionball Marathon of Sport Calgary will return! 

This year’s event will have some of the traditional elements of the Marathon of Sport you know and love 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.


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.

Follow motionball Calgary on Instagram and Twitter for more updates!

PAST events

Join us for a 3-Part Wine Seminar all in support of motionball Calgary! The Wine and Goodwill Seminar series is an introduction into the world of wine hosted by motionball Calgary Gala Event Director, Tasha Bell. 

Each zoom seminar will have activities and open discussion throughout. Supplies are suggested for each session to enhance the content and are encouraged, but not required!


  • Saturday March 13 – 6:30-7:30PM MT – Wine 101: An Introduction to Wine and Wine Tasting
  • Saturday March 20 – 6:30 – 7:30PM MT – Wine Pairings & Wine Prices
  • Friday, March 26 – 6:30 – 7:30PM MT – Wine Regions of the World


  • $25 per seminar, or $50 for the three-seminar package

Click here for more information about each zoom seminar.  Once you’ve opted in, you will receive the direct zoom link to join 2 days before each seminar. 


For your company, it’s about employee engagement, community building and meeting the cause on the ground. It’s also an incredibly rewarding day of fun, while showcasing your brand to an engaged audience.

For more information about the 2021 sponsorship opportunities, click here to connect with Tracy.

2020 motionball marathon of sport

On September 26th, motionball Calgary supporters joined us for our first national, virtual Marathon of Sport! 

Hosted by Olympic Gold medalist, Tessa Virtue – participants tuned in for an hour of fitness & fun led by Canadian Sport Celebs including Morgan Rielly, Penny Oleksiak, Aaron Brown, Mark McMorris and many more! 

Thanks to their support, we raised $54,000 net locally, helping us surpass our national goal of 
$1 MILLION NET in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. 

Our hope now, is to ensure a safe return to sport for all Special Olympics athletes across Canada,
as a result of the funds motionball participants from coast to coast helped us raise. 


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 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. 

To learn more about motionball, please click here.

Our National Partners

motionball Marathon of Sport is sponsored nationally by