Marathon of Sport

On October 3, 2015 in Western University

We Did Something Special On the Playing Field!

The inaugural motionball Marathon of Sport Western welcomed 15 Teams of students to the field on Saturday October 3rd in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!

Participants enjoyed a fun day of athletic competition that saw motionball supporters compete alongside local Special Olympics Ontario-London athletes in a variety of sports & activities including bocce, bench ball, soccer baseball, flag football, soccer and ultimate!

The playing field wasn’t the only place where athletes competed. Each team of 10 participants raised a minimum of $200 through pledges. Thanks to their incredible fundraising efforts we raised $6,500 net in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!

Click here to see the photos from the big day!

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Why do I support @motionball? motionball events raise money for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. Special Olympics gives amazing athletes (like my beautiful sister) the opportunity to play sports, make friends, and feel celebrated. On June 11, I am participating in the @motionballyyc #marathonofsport. This year our event is aiming to raise $115,000. I would love your support! If you want to make a donation, I've put a link in my profile. #mosyyc
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Just finished our first on-site planning session, for this years Motionball Marathon of Sport, at our new location City Park. Excited to take advantage of Kelowna's lake views and incorporate beach volleyball into the mix. We only have space for 6 more teams!! #motionball2016 #kelowna #marathonofsport
Too much fun shredding the dance floor and all for a great cause #love this event! #MOTIONBALL!! See you #beautiful people next year! Dont forget about #marathonofsport coming up next #Calgary #yyc!!
Quick night out at the #Motionball #gala with @trixrix and @katezetajones Great cause, great people. Can't wait for the #marathonofsport in June! #workforacause #blondes
#TBT to last year's @motionball #MarathonOfSport! Super excited to participate again this year as a team captain. Would love love love it if you can support my team by donating whatever you can. Our team goal is $3000 and every little bit helps 😊 visit the link in my bio to donate and THANK YOU. xo
Today is UN International Day of Sports for Peace and Development, an important day to celebrate the power of sport in its ability to drive social change, create inclusive societies and foster peace. Join us in celebrating by spreading the message of acceptance & peace through the power of sport! #idsdp2016 #marathonofsport
We love when our furry friends join us on the field! 🐾 #nationalpuppyday #marathonofsport #halifax #haligonia
Fantastic afternoon with some 🏈 boys, truly humbled to have experienced the power of Motionball #marathonofsport
A great day and even better program. Can't wait to do it again next year! #motionball #marathonofsport
THANK YOU @kin_games for the warm welcome today! We loved presenting and sharing everything #motionball and #SpecialOlympics with you! Shoutout to Peter the @motionball #MarathonOfSport SO athlete who joined @marshaliciouss #kingames #kingames2016
1 day out and I'm already looking forward to next year's #marathonofsport! Couldn't be more stoked about the $8000 raised for Special Olympics! Thanks to everyone who made the event SO awesome! #nogoodway @queensumotionball
Thanks to @nhlflames for having us at their Health Training Camp today! Come by and learn more about Marathon of Sport Calgary, the motionball Ignite Gala and @specialolympicsalberta! #marathonofsport #motionballgala #calgary #yyc #EducateIntegrateCelebrate
Such an amazing day spent at Queens Varsity Marathon of Sport fundraising with the teammates for Special Olympics Canada #motionball #marathonofsport #nogoodway
Thank you team Light Grey for such a great day at @queensumotionball Varsity Marathon of Sport! This year Queen's raised over $8000 in support of the Special Olympics. So happy to take part in this amazing initiative🏁🏆 #motionball #marathonofsport #nogoodway

To pre-register your Team for the 2016 motionball Marathon of Sport Western, please email Julie at julie@motionball.com.

To learn how your organization can get further involved at the 2016 motionball Marathon of Sport Western please contact Marsha at marsha@motionball.com or (416)444-6444.

motionball is proud to donate 70% of the funds raised from this event to Special Olympics Ontario. This funding is directed to support programs for local athletes in the community. The remaining 30% 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.

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 15 annual Marathon of Sport events in 15 cities across Canada, with over 380 teams and 5,000 supporters. motionball is proud to have donated $5M to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation since our inception in 2002. To learn more about motionball, please click here.

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