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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We are so excited to share that for the first time ever, in 2015, motionball donated $1MILLION net to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation! We want to share this incredible milestone with our Event Directors & Committee members, Marathon of Sport participants, Gala guests, volunteers, Local & National Sponsors and most importantly, the Special Olympics athletes. Without you, this would not have been possible!! Cheers to 2016 and beyond! #motionball #marathonofsport #motionballgala #specialolympics #15yearsinthemaking #cheers
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Show some love, motionballers! Today is #NationalHugDay! 💛💛#marathonofsport #ottawa #teammates
You can neither win nor lose, if you never run the race - David Bowie✨ #mondaymotivation #yougotthis #marathonofsport #guelphuniversity
Throwback to when Taylor reunited with his teammates from #marathonofsport at the #motionballgala! We can't wait for this year's celebration on February 5th! Early bird tickets are available all in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!! (Link in bio) #motionballgala #LibertyGrand #Toronto #TBT
One month ago today, minions invaded the 2015 motionball Marathon of Sport Winnipeg! Visit our Facebook page to see the rest of the photos from our biggest Winnipeg event to date! #marathonofsport #winnipeg #wpg #teamspiritforthewin
We took the Yellowcard Pledge to support the movement of stopping both casual and negative uses of the R-Word. You should too! #nogoodway #motionball2015 #marathonofsport #teamlocomotion🔶
To say we had fun at motionball Marathon of Sport Ottawa yesterday is an understatement! Thanks to everyone who joined us at Carleton University for our 6th annual event and our final Marathon of Sport of the 2015 season! #marathonofsport #ottawa #carleton #nogoodway
Because these girls are awesome and because there is #NoGoodWay to use the R-word! #MarathonOfSport #SpecialOlympics
#Repost @crossfitncr with @repostapp. ・・・ The three #NCR teams at @motionball #ottawa incredible day, incredible community. Can't wait for next year! #specialolympics #nogoodway #marathonofsport
#Repost @crossfitncr with @repostapp. ・・・ The three #NCR teams at @motionball #ottawa incredible day, incredible community. Can't wait for next year! #specialolympics #nogoodway #marathonofsport
Amazing day at the @motionball #MarathonOfSport 💛 #nogoodway
The three #NCR teams at @motionball #ottawa incredible day, incredible community. Can't wait for next year! #specialolympics #nogoodway #marathonofsport
Team #gowlings representin' at #motionball #ottawa . #marathonofsport #specialolympics #squadgoals #apt613
A big thank you to the amazing volunteers and participants at the #marathonofsport UWO! Raising over $6K!

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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