MOS IS BACK - SEPTEMBER 16-19TH
As restrictions begin to ease, we’re so excited to announce that the motionball Marathon of Sport Hamilton will return on September 16-19th, 2021!
This year’s event will have all the same elements of a traditional Marathon of Sport that you know and love, but instead of hitting the playing field for a day of sports, you’ll be racing against the clock from the comfort of your backyard or local park to complete a series of activities and challenges that will put your strategic thinking and endurance to the test. Think scavenger hunt x obstacle course with a motionball twist!
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.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Corporate and Standard Team opportunities available!
Standard Team: As a Team, you and your teammates will each donate $50 to register and work together to fundraise as much as you can with your Team. Your $50 registration will have the option to be refunded when you reach your individual fundraising goal of $100
Corporate: As a Corporate Team, your organization will donate $1000, waiving the $50 registration fee and inviting your employees to participate at no cost.
Included in the $50 registration, each participant will receive a:
- motionball hat
- motionball t-shirt
- motionball facemask
- opportunity to earn motionball Under Armour incentives
Online Registration NOW OPEN! Click here to sign-up your Team! We hope you’re as excited as we are to hit the field alongside our friends at Special Olympics Ontario again this year!
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.
MEET OUR COMMITTEE
ALEXANDRIA HAGGARTYEvent Director
JEREMY HAGGARTYEvent Director
MILENA GALLUCCICommittee Member
SUBHAN MALIKCommittee Member
TERRA VENATORCommittee Member
ELINA PROVADCommittee Member
FRANK CHENCommittee Member
Interested in getting involved with motionball Hamilton? Click here to connect with the motionball Hamilton 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 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.