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MOTIONBALL MARATHON
OF SPORT CALGARY

Did you participate in the Marathon of Sport Calgary 2021?

 

Click here to see photos from the day!


Marathon of Sport is a fun-filled day of sports where Teams of young professionals play alongside local Special Olympics athletes in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation! 

GET INVOLVED IN 2022

Join us in 2022! Looking to get involved in Calgary? Take a look at some options below.  

Corporate: As a Corporate Team, your organization will donate $2,000, waiving the $50 participant registration fee and inviting your employees to participate at no cost. A great opportunity to bring colleagues together for a great cause and a fun day of inclusion! 

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!

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

  • motionball hat
  • motionball t-shirt
  • motionball facemask 
  • opportunity to earn motionball Under Armour 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!

Become an 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 amilliken@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!

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:

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

#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