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UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

motionball Marathon of Sport returns to the University of Guelph in March, 2022 and we want YOU to join us! 

What can you expect? Guelph Students will team up with local Special Olympics athletes and together, you’ll participate in a round robin tournament of sports like soccer, basketball, football and a motionball favourite – benchball!

Included with your $20 registration, each participant will receive a motionball t-shirt & Pita Pit! 

OVERVIEW
Date: March 26th, 2022
Time: 10:00am to 2:30pm
Location: Guelph Gryphons Event Centre – 150 Reynolds Walk, Guelph Ontario
Registration:  $20 / person but when you personally fundraise $50, you can refund your $20 and play for free!

3 STEPS TO REGISTER

  1. Click here to Connect with the motionballU Team and sign up as a Team Captain
  2. Recruit 6-10 friends to join your Team! 
  3. Work together to fundraise a minimum of $500 all in support of our friends at Special Olympics

Don’t have a Team but still want to participate? Awesome! Click here to connect with the Committee and they will help you find a Team to join!

FUNDRAISING
Thanks to our friends at Under Armour, when you crush your fundraising, you’ll also earn some amazing prizes including:

  • $150 – motionball hat & #NoGoodWay Facemask
  • $300 – Under Armour Backpack
  • $600 – Under Armour Long Sleeve
  • $1200 – Under Armour Running Shoes

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 Ontario 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.

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. 

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. 

Interested in getting involved? Connect with our local Team for more information: sarah@motionball.com

Follow motionball Guelph University on Instagram for more updates!

MEET OUR EVENT DIRECTORS

#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