MOTIONBALL MARATHON OF SPORT HAMILTON
THANK YOU MOTIONBALL HAMILTON!
We were joined on the field on June 24th at Hillfield Strathallan College by 35 Special Olympics athletes and 12 teams! We raised over $60,000 net at the 2023 Marathon of Sport Hamilton! Check out motionball’s facebook page for pictures!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Sign up as a Team Captain and recruit up to 10 participants to join your Team! When you arrive onsite at Marathon of Sport, you will be joined by 1-2 local Special Olympics athletes from the community!
Together you will participate in a variety of sports and activities throughout the day including soccer, football, ultimate, bocce, giant pong and benchball, all while raising funds and awareness in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!
HOW TO REGISTER
There are 2 ways that you can register to participate at Marathon of Sport Hamilton:
Corporate: As a Corporate Team, your organization will donate $1,000, waiving the $50 registration fee and inviting your employees to participate at no cost.
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 $1,000. Refund your registration and play for free when you reach your individual fundraising goal of $100!
Included in the $50 registration, each participant will receive a:
- motionball hat
- motionball t-shirt
- opportunity to earn motionball incentives
- drink ticket at the after party
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 Hamilton again next year!
Become an Event Sponsor! In addition to registering a Team, there are many other ways for your organization to support with custom Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, please contact our Team at email@example.com.
Join the local organizing committee! Get in touch with our Event Directors to hear more about opportunities in your area!
Questions? Please click here to connect with the motionball Hamilton Team!
This year’s event will have all of the traditional elements of the Marathon of Sport you know and love with Teams playing alongside local Special Olympics athletes for a fun-filled day of sport all in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!
motionball remains committed to the health and safety of our participants, volunteers and Special Olympics athletes. We will ensure this years event aligns with local public health guidelines and the Special Olympics Ontario return-to-play guidelines.
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 Ontario 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.
Interested in getting involved with motionball Hamilton? Click here to connect with the motionball Hamilton team!
THANK YOU TO OUR MARATHON OF SPORT SPONSORS!
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 Hamilton, we’re working to ensure that individuals with intellectual disabilities living in Hamilton are included, supported, and celebrated.
motionball events put the fun back into giving, in Hamilton 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.
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.
motionball is proud to donate 70% of the funds raised from motionball Hamilton events to Special Olympics Ontario. 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.