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 Concordia University, we’re working to ensure that individuals with intellectual disabilities living in Montreal 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 Concordia 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.
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT CONCORDIA
Concordia University students raised more than $10,000 for Special Olympics Canada Foundation through on-campus and virtual fundraising initiatives in 2020, showing their dedication to their community and a great cause.
The motionball Concordia team is growing and looking to continue making an impact! If you’d like to get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi! I’m Bronwyn and I am currently in my last year of Exercise Science at Concordia. Fun fact: I’ve swam with sharks!
Hi, my name is Ryan Beauchamp and I’m currently studying in Athletic Therapy at Concordia University. Fun fact: I was addicted to Frank’s Red hot sauce during my pre-teen years.
Hi, my name is Veronica Muccino and I am currently studying Athletic Therapy at Concordia University. A fun fact about me is that I read more than 25 books during quarantine.
Hi my name is Michael Palayew, I am in Exercise Physiology in the Health Kinesiology and Applied Physiology program. My favourite fruit is the Dragonfruit
Hey, I’m Brianne and I'm currently studying linguistics at Concordia University. Fun fact: I play 8 musical instruments!!
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 This word is hurtful, outdated, and brings back memories of being bullied and excluded for individuals with intellectual disabilities.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.