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UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

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EVENT DETAILS

Join us for a fun-filled day of sport all in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!

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.

Date: Sunday, April 2nd, 2023 

Location: Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre: 50 East Ring Road, Guelph ON, N1G 4Z8

What’s Included? 

  • motionball t-shirt
  • motionball hat
  • Lunch & refreshments
  • A chance to earn fundraising incentives
  • And most importantly, a chance to play with the proud Special Olympics athletes who motionball supports!
How it Works?
 
  • Sign up as a Team Captain and recruit 6-10 Teammates to join your Team
  • Each Participant will pay a $20 registration fee to receive your Team shirt & Lunch
  • Get fundraising – share your fundraising link to collect donations
  • Throughout the day, Teams will play a variety of sports and activities alongside local Special Olympics athletes

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. 

Follow motionball Guelph University on Instagram for more updates!

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

Sponsorship Coordinator

Student Recruitment

Volunteer Coordinator 

motionball Ambassador 

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

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