UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
motionball Marathon of Sport returns to the University of Alberta in March, 2022 and we want YOU to join us!
What can you expect? UofA Students will team up with local Special Olympics athletes and together, you’ll participate in a round robin tournament of sports like soccer, basketball, football and a motionball favourite – benchball!
Included with your $20 registration, each participant will receive a motionball t-shirt & Pita Pit!
Date: March 19th, 2022
Time: To be confirmed
Location: To be confirmed
Registration: $20 / person but when you personally fundraise $50, you can refund your $20 and play for free!
3 STEPS TO REGISTER
- Click here to Connect with the motionballU Team and sign up as a Team Captain
- Recruit 6-10 friends to join your Team!
- Work together to fundraise a minimum of $500 all in support of our friends at Special Olympics
Don’t have a Team but still want to participate? Awesome! Click here to connect with the Committee and they will help you find a Team to join!
Thanks to our friends at Under Armour, when you crush your fundraising, you’ll also earn some amazing prizes including:
- $150 – motionball hat & #NoGoodWay Facemask
- $300 – Under Armour Backpack
- $600 – Under Armour Long Sleeve
- $1200 – Under Armour Running Shoes
WHY YOUR SUPPORT
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.
You will also help to ensure our friends at Special Olympics Alberta have the resources they need to stay active at home and when the time comes later this year, they can safely return to the sports programs they love.
WHO ARE WE
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 the University of Alberta, we’re working to ensure that individuals with intellectual disabilities living in Edmonton 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 UofA 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.
MEET OUR EVENT DIRECTORS
Emma WiwcharBSc. Nutrition and Food Science, Dietetics Specialization
This is Emmas third year working with motionballU. Emma absolutely loves getting to be a part of this amazing community, while she was never very active in sports growing up Emma has found a new appreciation for sports and the sense of inclusion and community that comes with participating in activities together!
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.
motionball is proud to donate 70% of the funds raised from this event to Special Olympics Quebec. 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.