MARATHON OF SPORT
September 26, 2020
coming together on the *Virtual* playing field
We’re teaming up with Canadian sport celebrities Tessa Virtue, Mark McMorris, Penny Oleksiak, Aaron Brown, and MORE to host the first ever virtual motionball Marathon of Sport event!
Students from across Canada are invited to register for FREE under their university as we head into the Fall Term.
1) Select your school below, and get registered!
2) Fundraise for the cause – and win great prizes
3) Meet a local Special Olympics athlete virtually before the big day
4) Tune in to Rogers Sportsnet on September 26th for the 1hr motionball sport + fitness broadcast
5) Stay in the loop about how you and your friends can be a part of the motionball action at your school, virtually and on-campus!
While we can’t gather on the playing field right now, we can still come together in a meaningful way and show our support to the 50,000 Canadians with an intellectual disability who participate in Special Olympics programs.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
FIND YOUR SCHOOL PAGE HERE AND SELECT “JOIN THIS TEAM” IN THE TOP RIGHT CORNER!
University of British Columbia Okanagan
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!
motionball is proud to donate 70% of the funds raised from this event to local Special Olympics communities. 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.