2018 Marathon of Sport Calgary

On June 23, 2018 in Calgary

We Did Something Special on the Playing Field!

On June 23rd, over 450 participants on 40 Teams joined us at Mount Royal University for the 2018 motionball Marathon of Sport Calgary all in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!

Thanks to the incredible support of our Sponsors and Participants, we set a new motionball Calgary record, raising $256,000 net!

For more information inside this year’s event and to learn how you can join us on the field in 2019 – see below!


Inside Marathon of Sport:
The playing field isn’t the only place where athletes competed! Each team of 10 participants raised a minimum of $2,000 through pledges all in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!

What is Marathon of Sport? It’s a fun-filled day of athletic competition where participants teamed up with local Special Olympics Alberta athletes and together, they competed in a variety of sports & activities including soccer, football, ultimate, benchball and so much more!

Included in the Team registration, each participant received: an Under Armour t-shirt, motionball hat, Pita Pit lunch, Powerade, a ticket to the Marathon of Sport after-party, fundraising incentives, and most importantly, a chance to play with the proud Special Olympics Alberta athletes who motionball supports!

Official 2018 Schedule:
7:30AM – Registration Begins
8:00AM – Captain registration & Athlete pick up
8:00-8:30AM – Breakfast sponsored by StarBelly including a variety of breakfast wraps, sandwiches, fruit and granola bars!
8:45AM – Captains gather on concourse for Opening Ceremonies & Athlete Parade
9:00AM – Opening Ceremonies (1⁄2 hour)
9:45AM – 12:00 pm SPORTS!
12:00 – 12:45PM Lunch & Keynote Speaker
1:00 – 3:25PM SPORTS!
3:30PM – Closing Ceremonies & cheque presentation
8:30PM – AFTER PARTY – first drink courtesy of our National Sponsors Molson and Campari

2019 Registration
To sign up as a Team Captain for the 2019 motionball Marathon of Sport Calgary, click here to connect with the motionball Calgary Team!

Making your Team:
– Find a Team Captain who will act as the lead on behalf of your team
– Determine whether you will register as a Corporate or Individual team
– Recruit 7-10 co-ed participants
– Each participant in required to pay the $50 registration fee
– Collectively fundraise to reach your $2,000 team goal before the event
– Have FUN and know you are supporting amazing Special Olympics athletes in your local community!

Sponsorship Opportunities:
For your company, this event is about team engagement, community building and meeting the cause on the ground. It’s also an incredibly rewarding day of fun. Click here to connect with the motionball Calgary Team and learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2018 motionball Marathon of Sport Calgary.

motionball was proud to donate 70% of the funds raised from this event to Special Olympics Alberta. 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 33 annual events in 19 cities across Canada. motionball is proud to have donated $10M to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation since our inception in 2002. To learn more about motionball, please click here.

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