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MOTIONBALL HALIFAX

motionball’s flagship event, Marathon of Sport Halifax will return on October 2nd at the Halifax Oval! This fun-filled day of sports is one you won’t want to miss and online registration is now open! 

What is Marathon of Sport?

We’re bringing athletes of all abilities together on the playing field. Teams of up to 10 will be joined by 1-2 local Special Olympics athletes and together they will participate in a variety of sports and activities all while raising funds and awareness in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation.

While fundraising is one of our goals, Marathon of Sport is about so much more. 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.

From Sponsorship to Participation or Volunteering, there are many ways to get involved for 2022! 

TEAM REGISTRATION

There are 3 ways that you can register to participate at Marathon of Sport Halifax:

Standard Team: As a Standard Team, you and your teammates will each donate $50 to register and work together to reach your Team fundraising goal of $1,500. Refund your registration and play for free when you reach your individual fundraising goal of $150!

Corporate: As a Corporate Team, your organization will donate $1,500, waiving the $50 registration fee and inviting your employees to participate at no cost. This is a great employee engagement and Team Building activity while supporting an important cause. Your organization will also receive online and onsite logo recognition, along with all of the items listed above for your entire Team! 

Free Agents: Sign up as an Individual or with a friend and we’ll add you to a team with other incredible motionball supporters!

Included in the $50 registration, each participant will receive:

  • motionball hat
  • motionball t-shirt
  • opportunity to earn motionball Under Armour incentives 

Start recruiting your Teammates to join you today! We hope you are as excited as we are to hit the field alongside our friends at Special Olympics NS again next year!

SPONSORSHIP: Become an Event Sponsor! Are you a business owner in Halifax or know a local company looking to support the local community while engaging employees in a meaningful cause? For more information, please contact our Team at  cassie@motionball.com.

VOLUNTEERING: motionball Halifax is a volunteer-driven event and we’re always looking for passionate young professionals to support onsite throughout the day! Volunteers will receive a t-shirt & lunch! Click here to register as a Volunteer

JOIN THE COMMITTEE: Marathon of Sport is run by a dedicated and passionate group of volunteers, who dedicat countless hours to bring this event to life! If you’re interested in getting more involved on our planning Committee, click here to connect with Cassie for more info.

WHY YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS

While fundraising is one of our goals, Marathon of Sport is about so much more. 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.

By entering a Team, you will also help to ensure our friends at Special Olympics Nova Scotia have the resources they need to stay active at home and that when the time comes later this year, they can safely return to the sport programs they love.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Corporate Team
Corporate Team
Corporate Team

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

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

#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.

PAST EVENTS

Marathon of Sport Halifax
September 26th, 2020

motionball is proud to donate 70% of the funds raised from motionball Halifax events to Special Olympics Nova Scotia. 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 $15M to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation since our inception in 2002. 

To learn more about motionball, please click here