2020 MARATHON DE SPORT - CALGARY
Let's do something special on the *Virtual* playing field!
Five-time Olympic medalist, Tessa Virtue, is teaming up with motionball to host our first ever virtual Marathon of Sport on September 26th at 11AM MST and we want YOU to join us!
Throughout the program, Canadian sport celebrities will challenge you to a series of fitness activities as we come together in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!
What's new for 2020?
– You can recruit as many teammates as you want, from coast to coast!
– No registration fee or age limit! The whole family is welcome!
– Tune in for the event on Sportsnet.ca from the comfort of your home!
HOW TO REGISTER
You can register by building a team of friends, family and colleagues OR signing up as an individual. To register for the 2020 motionball Marathon of Sport Calgary, please click here!
Already registered? Click here to login!
This year’s Marathon of Sport will be a fun, entertaining, inclusive and commercial-free hour that you can follow along with from ANYWHERE! We hope you’ll tune in on your own or with your social bubbles at 11AM MDT on Saturday, September 26th! Click here to choose a platform that works best for you!
CORPORATE CHALLENGE & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:
The Corporate Challenge allows your employees to stay active at the office or at home in support of Special Olympics athletes across Canada. For your company, this event is about team engagement, community building and meeting the cause on the ground. It will also be an incredibly rewarding and fun few weeks leading up to the big day!
Just choose your activity goal & time frame, then challenge your team to log physical activity leading up the virtual event on our FREE platform.
For more information about the Corporate Challenge or the sponsorship opportunities, click here to connect with Tracy.
WHY YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS
As one of Special Olympics Canada’s largest funding partners, and with local fundraising initiatives on hold, Special Olympics athletes need our support more than ever.
For many of them, Special Olympics is not just about sport, or staying fit and healthy, but also about providing a social network, a sense of belonging and a valuable source of stability – all essential to their mental and physical health.
The funds we have raised in the past have already helped Special Olympic chapters in pivoting to a virtual model that supports athletes’ physical and mental health.
Our goal for this year is to raise the important funds needed in order to ensure that all Special Olympics programs can return stronger than ever, and that no athlete is left behind.
We hope to see you on September 26th!
CONNECT WITH OUR LOCAL TEAM FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Annelise Milliken – Volunteer Event Director
Carrie Soby – Volunteer Event Director
Tracy Le – Volunteer Sponsorship Director
ARE YOU A SPECIAL OLYMPICS alberta ATHLETE?
Connect with your local chapter for more information & how to get involved in this year’s event. To learn more about the 2020 Marathon of Sport, click here for our Special Olympics athlete FAQ.
motionball is proud to donate 70% of the funds raised from this event to Special Olympics Alberta. 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 $13M to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation since our inception in 2002.