Each year, young professionals from across Canada team up to raise funds and awareness in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation through motionball’s Marthon of Sport series.
Over the past few years, participants have taken their fundraising initiatives to the next level by hosting their own events to raise money in support of the movement. From pub nights to poker tournaments, teams are finding new ways to put the FUN into their own fundraising.
Check out these amazing fundraising events taking place in support of motionball across the country:
Beats ‘n Eats Vol3 – a ScoutCamp initiative, combines music and food in an intimate setting (50-70 people) through a dynamic performance that tantalized the senses. Tickets are $25 each and included delicious fresh pasta, drinks and entertainment from two local DJs. Click here to learn more.
STI Technologies is teaming up with Value Village to accept clothing donations and based on the weight of the donations received, Value Village will make a cash donation in support of Marathon of Sport Halifax! Bring your clothes to the Emera Oval on July 16th – the perfect excuse for a little spring cleaning!
Menchies Day – 20% of all proceeds went back to motionball Halifax. Delicious treats in support of a good cause? Sign us up.
Stand Up for Comedy – Have a few laughs and support the cause while you’re at it? Sounds like a win-win to us! Join our friends MVP Modern Barbers Kelowna on May 29th for a Comedy Night in support of motionball Kelowna. Click here to learn more.
BBQ – The Aspire Performance team put NHL player and BC native, Curtis Lazar to work, flipping burgers last year at their annual BBQ fundraiser.
Wayward for motionball – Kick-off the long weekend, Friday May 20 in one of Toronto’s best intimate venues with the We The Neon Team! A FREE ticket will be given to anyone who makes a donation at this link.
Tacos & Tequila – Duet PR and Fonda Lola would like to invite you to a fundraising Mexican Fiesta on Tuesday, May 24th! For $30 per person, you’ll get: margaritas, beer, tacos, salsa, guac + chips, churros – all of your favourite Mexican eats! 100% of funds collected will go towards motionball! Did we mention there will be a piñata? Take a swing for $5 and a chance to win sweet treats! Click here to RSVP.
Absolute Comedy Night – Wednesday May 25th at 8:00 pm | Yonge & Eglinton Location | Tickets are $20 each | Click here to RSVP.
Playoff Pools – Not only does the spring bring Marathon of Sport season but it’s also NHL and NBA playoffs! From draft pool to box pool format, we’ve never had a better excuse to watch sports.
Poker Tournaments – motionball Co-Founder and President Paul Etherington, took his fundraising to the next level by hosting a high stakes Poker Tournament raising $10k in support of the cause!
Shredding by Donation – Bring your boxes and bags of confidential paper work and have it shred on the spot! 100% of donations will be going to Special Olympics Canada Foundation. May 28th | 10am to 2pm | Canadian Tire parking lot – 1200 Seguin Drive Coquitlam (across from the IKEA).
BootCamp – Team Vega hosted our first fundraising initiative of the 2016 Marathon of Sport season with their boot-camp style fundraiser, sweating it out for the cause!
BBD Pub Night – On May 18th, the BBD Team welcomed friends to the The Burke Beer House for a good ol’ fashioned pub night! Tickets were $20/ea and included a burger and a beer or glass of wine. Cheers to that!
Thank you to all of these Teams for going above and beyond in their fundraising efforts! Together, we will continue to level the playing field for Special Olympics athletes across Canada.
Are you and your teammates hosting a fundraiser in support of motionball? We’d love to hear about it! Click here to tell us your game plan!