OF SPORT WINNIPEG
MARATHON OF SPORT WINNIPEG
presented by Bison Transport
THANK YOU MOTIONBALL WINNIPEG!
We were joined on the field on Sept 13th at the University of Manitoba by 60 Special Olympics athletes and 30 teams! We raised over $99,000 net at the 2023 Marathon of Sport Winnipeg! Check out motionball’s facebook page for pictures!
HOW TO GET INVOLVED!
Sign up as a Team Captain and recruit up to 10 participants to join your Team! When you arrive onsite at Marathon of Sport, you will be joined by 1-2 local Special Olympics athletes from the community!
Together you will participate in a variety of sports and activities throughout the day including soccer, football, ultimate, bocce, and benchball, all while raising funds and awareness in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!
HOW TO REGISTER
There are 2 ways that you can register to participate at Marathon of Sport Winnipeg:
Corporate: As a Corporate Team, your organization will donate $2,500, waiving the $50 registration fee and inviting your employees to participate at no cost.
Standard Team: As a Standard Team, you and your teammates will each donate $50 to register and work together to reach your Team fundraising goal of $1,000. Refund your registration and play for free when you reach your individual fundraising goal of $100!
Free Agent: Can’t fill a team, but don’t want to miss out? You can register as a Free Agent and you will be added to a team who is in need of a few players!
Included in the $50 registration, each participant will receive a:
- motionball t-shirt and hat
- opportunity to earn motionball incentives
- breakfast, lunch, and snacks
- food and drink at the after party
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT
Become an Event Sponsor! In addition to registering a Team, there are many other ways for your organization to support with custom Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the local organizing committee! Get in touch with one of our local event directors to hear more about opportunities in your area.
Questions? Please click here to connect with the motionball Winnipeg Team!
This year’s event will have all of the traditional elements of the Marathon of Sport you know and love with Teams playing alongside local Special Olympics athletes for a fun-filled day of sport all in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!
motionball remains committed to the health and safety of our participants, volunteers and Special Olympics athletes. We will ensure this years event aligns with local public health guidelines and the Special Olympics Manitoba return-to-play guidelines.
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.
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 motionball Winnipeg, we’re working to ensure that individuals with intellectual disabilities living in Winnipeg are included, supported, and celebrated.
motionball events put the fun back into giving, in Winnipeg 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.
Interested in getting involved with motionball Winnipeg? Click here to connect with the motionball Winnipeg team!
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 motionball Winnipeg events 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.