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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 McMaster University, we’re working to ensure that individuals with intellectual disabilities living in Hamilton are included, supported, and celebrated. We create relevant, meaningful experiences for university students to give back to their community, while building relationships with local Special Olympics athletes. 

motionball events put the fun back into giving, at McMaster 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. 

We are a committee of passionate student leaders determined to make an unprecedented impact, in an unprecedented year. 



McMaster students raised over $33,000 for Special Olympics Canada Foundation at the motionball McMaster 2020 event (setting a motionballU record!), and we look forward to engaging more students with motionball soon.


A month long series of engagement, team spirit, and fundraising, all in support of the Special Olympics. Students will sign up in teams of 10-15 and be paired with a Special Olympics athlete. As a team, students and athletes will get to participate in amazing events over the course of the month of March! Some of these events will include: Winter Olympics, educations/awareness campaigns, min-it-to-win-it challenges, and a move-a-thon. GET STOKED! McMaster motionball is ready to “come together” and create BIG change despite BIG Barriers. 

To get involved or learn more about whats happening at McMaster email


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 This word is hurtful, outdated, and brings back memories of being bullied and excluded for individuals with intellectual disabilities.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