UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
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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 Calgary, we’re working to ensure that individuals with intellectual disabilities living in Alberta 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 UofC and across Canada.
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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: email@example.com
MEET YOUR EVENT DIRECTOR
Donovan SmithPhD. Clinical Neuroscience
Donovan is the current event director for the University of Calgary’s chapter of motionballU. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biomechanics in 2019 and his Master of Science in Neuroscience in 2022. Donovan has worked with the intellectually disabled community for the past 6 years, and started up with motionball in December 2020. In his spare time, Donovan loves to play guitar, is an avid reader, and enjoys playing squash and cycling.
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.