motionball: Coming Soon to a campus near you!
motionball for Special Olympics is a national non-profit organization that empowers young Canadians to be leaders in their communities, raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics so that individuals with intellectual disabilities can lead happier, healthier lives.
We believe that the next generation of Canadians, today’s students and young professionals, are the future of the Special Olympics movement – with the power to make a meaningful difference for generations to come.The motionballU program was established to give Canadian students a new and engaging way to give back to their communities. In the 2018/19 academic year, 16 Canadian universities hosted motionball Marathon of Sport events, collectively raising more than $150,000 for Special Olympics.
For students, the motionballU program provides unparalleled leadership experiences, a way to meet new people, and the opportunity to make a meaningful difference on campus and in the community.
For post-secondary schools, supporting the launch of a motionballU chapter means positioning your institution as an engaged, opportunity-filled destination for incoming students, while at the same time giving back to the local community in a meaningful way.
To lead the charge in bringing motionballU to a new school, review the below information package. To join an existing motionballU chapter, get in touch with us!
motionballU is proud to have many USPORTS student-athletes involved with the cause as organizing committee members, Marathon of Sport Team Captains, Volunteers, and movement ambassadors.
Being involved with motionballU provides Varsity student-athletes an opportunity to give back to their community while navigating a demanding sport and academic schedule. The Marathon of Sport event provides Varsity athletes with a unique team-building, community engagement, and leadership experience as they team up with local Special Olympics athletes to participate in a variety of sports and activities.
ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Special Olympics provides opportunities for Canadians with intellectual disabilities to experience the transformative power of sport. In order to run the weekly programming that serves 47,000 Canadians with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics needs significant funding and a strong volunteer base.motionballU events raise funds to support Special Olympics programs, while building awareness and introducing young Canadians to volunteer and giving opportunities in the greater Special Olympics movement.
Emma Lambert – National Events Specialist
firstname.lastname@example.org | 416-444-7309
With 16 established motionballU chapters and more on the way, there is always a Marathon of Sport event coming up soon!