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MOTIONBALL CALGARY

THANK YOU MOTIONBALL CALGARY! 

We were joined on the field on June 17th at Mount Royal University by over 40 Special Olympics athletes and 22 teams! We raised over $155,000 net at the 2023 Marathon of Sport Calgary! Check out motionball’s facebook page for pictures!

MARATHON OF SPORT

Join us on the field at Mount Royal University for a fun-filled day of athletic competition amongst your family, friends and colleagues as you play alongside Special Olympics athletes from your community!

Online registration is now open! Visit marathonofsport.com/getstarted to register your Team today!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Sign up as a Team Captain and recruit up to 10 participants to join your Team! When you arrive onsite at Marathon of Sport, you will be joined by 1-2 local Special Olympics athletes from the community! 

Together you will participate in a variety of sports and activities throughout the day including soccer, football, ultimate, bocce, giant pong and benchball, all while raising funds and awareness in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!  

HOW TO REGISTER

There are 2 ways that you can register to participate at Marathon of Sport Calgary:

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 $2,500. Refund your registration and play for free when you reach your individual fundraising goal of $250!

Corporate: As a Corporate Team, your organization will donate $2,500, waiving the $50 registration fee and inviting your employees to participate at no cost. This is a great employee engagement and Team Building activity while supporting an important cause. Your organization will also receive online and onsite logo recognition, along with all of the items listed above for your entire Team! 

Included in the $50 registration, each participant will receive a:

  • motionball hat
  • motionball t-shirt
  • opportunity to earn motionball incentives 

Start recruiting your Teammates to join you today! We hope you are as excited as we are to hit the field alongside our friends at Special Olympics Alberta again this year!

2023 MOTIONBALL CALGARY GALA

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the 2023 motionball Gala on April 14th at Palace Theatre! 

Each year, this sold-out event welcomes over 750 guests and celebrity Special Olympics athletes for an incredible night of networking, fun, philanthropy, and entertainment.  

Tickets included:

  • Entry to the 2023 motionball Calgary Gala at 9pm
  • Complimentary drinks all night courtesy of Tito’s Vodka, Campari and more!
  • Incredible entertainment from live bands to DJs
  • Access to the Silent Auction featuring over 50 items!
  • Specialty cocktail bar courtesy of Tito’s Vodka and Campari! 
  • The chance to meet some of the incredible Special Olympics athletes that motionball proudly supports!
  • A $50 tax receipt
  • And so much more!

We can’t wait to see you again in 2024! Follow @motionballyyc to learn more about our 2024 event! 

OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT IN:

Become a Event Sponsor! In addition to registering a Team, there are many other ways for your organization to support with custom Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, please contact yycteams@motionball.com.

Join the local organizing committee! Get in touch with one of our local event directors Annie or Carrie to hear more about opportunities in your area.

Questions? Please click here to connect with the motionball Calgary Team!

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.

WHY YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS

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.

You will also help to ensure our friends at Special Olympics Alberta have the resources they need to stay active at home and when the time comes later this year, they can safely return to the sports programs they love.

Follow motionball Calgary on Instagram and Twitter for more updates!

WHO WE ARE

motionball is a national non-profit organization that empowers next generation 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:

Paul Horton – Volunteer Gala Event Director 

Paul Wong – Volunteer Sponsorship Director

Nathan Smyth – Volunteer Marathon of Sport Event Director

#NOGOODWAY

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.

PAST EVENTS


Marathon of Sport Calgary September 12th, 2021


Marathon of Sport Calgary September 26th, 2020

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 $14M 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