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MOTIONBALL KELOWNA

MARATHON OF SPORT IS BACK FOR 2021!

As restrictions begin to ease, we’re so excited to announce that the motionball Marathon of Sport Kelowna presented by Kelowna Toyota will return to City Park on Saturday, September 18th! 

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 British Columbia return-to-play guidelines.

Online registration is now open! Corporate and Standard Team opportunities available!

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 $1600. Refund your registration and play for free when you reach your individual fundraising goal of $160!

Corporate: As a Corporate Team, your organization will donate $1600, waiving the $50 registration fee and inviting your employees to participate at no cost. 

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

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

Online registration is 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 SOBC again this year! 

Questions? Please click here to connect with the motionball Kelowna Team!

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 British Columbia 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.

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THANK YOU TO OUR LOCAL PARTNERS

PRESENTING SPONSOR

MEDIA PARTNERS

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

motionball events put the fun back into giving, in Kelowna and across Canada. 

Interested in getting involved? Click here to connect with the motionball Vancouver team!

#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 Kelowna
September 26th, 2020

motionball is proud to donate 70% of the funds raised from motionball Kelowna events to Special Olympics BC. 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. 

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