UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH
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WHO WE ARE
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 the University of Guelph, we’re working to ensure that individuals with intellectual disabilities living in Guelph 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 U of Guelph and across Canada.
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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.
motionball’s goal is to raise the important funds needed in order to ensure that later this year, all Special Olympics programs can return stronger than ever, to ensure that no athlete is left behind.
For many athletes, Special Olympics is not just about sport, or staying healthy, but also about providing a social network, a sense of belonging and a valuable source of stability – all essential to mental and physical health.
By making a donation to motionball or entering a Team to participate, you’re helping to ensure that our friends at Special Olympics have the resources they need to stay active and return to the sport programs they love.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Without the help of volunteers, these events would not be possible! Each University committee consists of like-minded individuals with a passion to make a difference. Does this sound like you? Join your schools committee in one of the following roles:
Team Captains Communications
Social Media Coordinator
Interested in getting involved? Connect with our local Team for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
MEET OUR EVENT DIRECTORS
Maddie FischerBiomedical Science
Maddie is a fourth year student at the University of Guelph. In Maddies free time, she likes watching Grey’s Anatomy with her friends, hanging out with her two dogs at her farm, and playing sports, especially volleyball. Maddie really enjoys travelling with her family, and her favourite place that she has visited is Austria. Since being introduced to motionball 2 years ago, Maddie has had so much fun interacting with the athletes and our team members. She is so excited to see all of the amazing things our team will accomplish!
Christine TullioBiomedical Science
Christine is going into her fourth year of Biomedical Science at the University of Guelph. In her spare time, she loves going to the beach, watching Parks and Rec, and playing Spikeball with her friends. Christine is so excited to be a co-director for the Guelph motionball team this year and she can't wait to plan fun events for all athletes. Fun fact: if Christine could be any animal, she would choose to be a dolphin so she could swim all day!
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.