2019 motionball Marathon of Sport Halifax

On July 20, 2019 in Halifax

We Did Something Special on the Playing Field!

On July 20th, over 250 young professionals and over 30 Special Olympics athletes joined us at the Emera Oval for a fun-filled day of sport at the 2019 motionball Marathon of Sport Halifax!

Thanks to the incredible support of our Sponsors and Participants, we raised $85,000 net in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation! To date, motionball has donated over $11M since inception in 2002.

For a look inside this year’s event and to learn how you can join us on the field in 2020 – see below!

Stay tuned for photos from this year’s event!

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What is Marathon of Sport? It’s a fun-filled day of athletic competition where participants teamed up with local Special Olympics Ontario athletes and together, they competed in a variety of sports & activities including soccer, football, ultimate, basketball, benchball, beach volleyball 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 Ontario athletes who motionball supports!

Inside Marathon of Sport:
The playing field wasn’t the only place where athletes competed! Each team of 10 participants fundraised through pledges to reach their team goal, all in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!

Official 2019 Schedule!
– 8:00AM – Registration Opens, Saute Breakfast available
– 8:15AM – All Team Captains and Participants must be onsite
– 8:30AM – Opening Ceremonies
– 12:20PM – Pita Pit Lunch
– 3:00PM – Closing Ceremonies
– 4:00PM – After Party at HFX Sports Bar & Grill

How to Build your Team for 2020:
– Find a Team Captain who will act as the lead on behalf of your team
– Determine whether you will register as a Corporate or Standard team
– Recruit 7-10 co-ed participants
– Each participant is required to pay the $50 registration fee
– Collectively fundraise to reach your team goal before the event
– Have FUN and know you are supporting amazing Special Olympics athletes in your local community!

To pre-register your Team for the 2020 motionball Marathon of Sport Halifax, click here to connect with the motionball Halifax Team!

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 Cassie and learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2020 motionball Marathon of Sport Halifax.

motionball is proud to donate 70% of the funds raised from this event to Special Olympics Nova Scotia. 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 40+ annual events in 19 cities across Canada. motionball is proud to have donated $10.85M to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation since our inception in 2002. To learn more about motionball, please click here.

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