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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 Edmonton, we’re working to ensure that individuals with intellectual disabilities living in Edmonton are included, supported, and celebrated. 

motionball events put the fun back into giving, in Edmonton 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. 


The 2021 motionball Marathon of Sport Edmonton: River Valley Race was on August 21st along Edmonton’s beautiful River Valley! 


What is a Marathon of Sport? It’s an inclusive day of sport, fun, and community giving where groups of friends, families and colleagues team up with local Special Olympics athletes. 

This year we modified our event to allow more people to participate safely. Teams of four will competed outdoors in a series of physical activities and mental puzzles. Once each team collected all the clues, they worked together to solve the final riddle and cross the finish line. 

By making a donation to motionball or entering a Team to participate, everyone helped to ensure that our friends at Special Olympics Edmonton have the resources they need to stay active at home and that when the time comes, they can safely return to the sport programs they love. 

We can’t wait to see you again next year Edmonton!





Interested in getting involved with motionball Edmonton? Click here to connect with Karen Unger!


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 This word is hurtful, outdated, and brings back memories of being bullied and excluded for individuals with intellectual disabilities.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


Marathon of Sport Edmonton
September 26th, 2020

motionball is proud to donate 70% of the funds raised from motionball Edmonton events 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