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MOTIONBALL KINGSTON

motionball’s flagship event, Marathon of Sport returns to Kingston this Fall! 

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: Join us on the field! There are 2 ways you can register to play: 

Corporate: As a Corporate Team, your organization will donate $1000, 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 $1000. 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:

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

SPONSORSHIP: By partnering with motionball with your company can achieve its marketing, inclusion and diversity, corporate social responsibility and employee engagement objectives, while affiliating your brand with a meaningful cause. For more information about our Sponsorship Opportunities, please click here to connect with the motionball Kingston Team.

VOLUNTEERING: motionball Kingston 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! More info on how to volunteer onsite coming this Spring!

We hope you’re as excited as we are to hit the field alongside our friends at Special Olympics Ontario again this year! Ready to get started? Click here to connect with the Team and pre-register for 2022! 

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

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.

Follow motionball Kingston on Instagram and Twitter for more updates!

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

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

Interested in getting involved with motionball Kingston? Click here to connect with the motionball Kingston 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 Kingston
September 26th, 2020

motionball is proud to donate 70% of the funds raised from motionball Kingston 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. 

To learn more about motionball, please click here