UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG
REGISTRATION OPEN NOW
motionball is BACK and we want you to join us for our 2022 Move for motionball! Registration is now open, so call your squad and get ready for a virtual competition all in support of Special Olympics!
DATE: March 21st – March 28th, 2022
LOCATION: Virtual – location of your choice!
INCLUDED: a motionball t-shirt and Pita Pit coupon
HOW IT WORKS: Move for motionball will bring together students and Special Olympics athletes for a two- week long, action packed physical activity and fundraising challenge. Students will register in teams and compete alongside local Special Olympics athletes to track as much physical activity as possible all while celebrating inclusion, sportsmanship, and community building.
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 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.
You will also help to ensure our friends at Special Olympics Manitoba 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.
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 Winnipeg, we’re working to ensure that individuals with intellectual disabilities living in Manitoba 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 UWinnipeg 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.
Want to get involved? Connect your local team for more information: email@example.com
MEET YOUR EVENT DIRECTORS
Ripanjot Kaur GillKinesiology
Being an ‘Amritdhari’ (baptised) Sikh, you would always see Ripanjot wearing a ‘dastaar’ ( turban) and ‘Kirpan’ (ceremonial sword) all the time which signifies the duty of a Sikh to stand up against injustice. It symbolizes Ripanjots commitment to the tenets faith that includes justice, charity, morality, humility and equality. Currently, Ripanjot is pursuing Bachelors in Kinesiology focused on Physical and Health Education/Fitness from The University of Winnipeg. Ripanjot intends to pursue a career in Physical Therapy and aims to create awareness about inclusive Physical activity among children as well as older adults. Being part of motionballU gave Ripanjot and the team a great platform to make a difference in lives of our Special Olympic Athletes. Apart from that, Ripanjot enjoy exploring local trails, painting outdoors, journaling, reading and travelling.
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 Manitoba. 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.