ONTARIO TECH UNIVERSITY
GET INVOLVED TODAY
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 Ontario Tech University, we’re working to ensure that individuals with intellectual disabilities living in the Durham region 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 Ontario Tech and across Canada.
WHY YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS
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.
motionball’s goal is to raise the important funds needed in order to ensure that later this year, all Special Olympics programs can return stronger than ever, to ensure that no athlete is left behind.
For many athletes, Special Olympics is not just about sport, or staying healthy, but also about providing a social network, a sense of belonging and a valuable source of stability – all essential to mental and physical health.
By making a donation to motionball or entering a Team to participate, you’re helping to ensure that our friends at Special Olympics have the resources they need to stay active and return to the sport programs they love.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Without the help of volunteers, these events would not be possible! Each University committee consists of like-minded individuals with a passion to make a difference. Does this sound like you? Join your schools committee in one of the following roles:
Team Captains Communications
Social Media Coordinator
Interested in getting involved? Connect with our local Team for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
MEET YOUR EVENT DIRECTOR
Ashlynne is a 4th year Kin student originally from BC, co-captain of the Women's Soccer team and this is her 3rd year as President for the Ridgebacks Leadership Council. Ashlynne loves being involved with the student-athletes at Ontario Tech and watching everyone put a lot of heart and effort into many of the events and programs we get to be involved with. Motionball is her favorite event of the year and she is grateful as always to be involved again this year!
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.