2018 motionball Marathon of Sport Hamilton

On June 23, 2018
At McMaster University in Hamilton
10AM - 2:30PM

Let's Do Something Special on the Playing Field!

Join us June 23rd at McMaster University for the 2018 motionball Marathon of Sport Hamilton 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 team up with local Special Olympics Ontario athletes and together, they will compete in a variety of sports & activities including soccer, football, ultimate, basketball, benchball and so much more!

2018 Schedule: Are you joining us on the field this Saturday? See below for the official 2018 schedule and more details!

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Official 2018 Schedule:
9:15am – Team Captains arrive
9:30am – Participant Arrival
10:00am – Opening Ceremonies
10:30am – Sports Begin
12:05pm – Lunch Sponsored by Pita Pit
1:00pm – Sports Resume
2:15pm – Closing Ceremonies
2:45pm – motionball After Party at — Your first beer is on us!

What to Bring:

  • a reusable water bottle
  • athletic gear including proper running shoes, sunscreen, and snacks as it really is a Marathon of Sport! Each participant will receive an Under Armour t-shirt and motionball hat to wear.
  • We’re hitting the field rain or shine – check the weather before you head out and pack accordingly!
  • Getting There:

  • Please follow the motionball signs to Parking Lot H
  • No entry through Forsyth Ave. N.
  • This map will help you find your way to the field
  • Need a ride? Our friends at Lyft are offering $10 off your ride to and from Marathon of Sport! Just use the code MOTIONBALL
  • Donations:

  • If you have any cash or cheque donations, please bring them to the donation drop-off upon arrival – cheques can be made out to motionball
  • Don’t forget to include a completed pledge form if your donors would like to receive a tax receipt. Click here to download.
  • Event Details:

  • Coffee and light snacks will be available for all participants courtesy of Breakfast Sponsor, Tim Hortons
  • Participants will enjoy delicious and nutritious pitas courtesy of motionball’s National Lunch Sponsor, Pita Pit
  • Marathon of Sport Incentives will be available for pickup after lunch
  • We’ll be hosting a 50/50 draw – tickets are 1 for $5, 3 for $10, or an arms length for $20
  • 2019 Registration
    The 2018 motionball MOS Hamilton is sold out with 14 Teams ready to hit the field for an incredible day of sport! To pre-register your Team for the 2019 motionball Marathon of Sport Hamilton, click here!

    Inside Marathon of Sport:
    The playing field isn’t the only place where athletes will compete! Each team of 10 participants must raise a minimum of $1,000 through pledges all in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!

    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 1,000 team goal before the event
    – Have FUN and know you are supporting amazing Special Olympics athletes in your local community!

    Included in the Team registration, each participant will receive: 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 Ontario athletes who motionball supports!

    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 Hamilton Team and learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2018 motionball Marathon of Sport Hamilton.

    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. 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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