Marathon of Sport

Marathon of Sport wants to raise $175,000 in Calgary and $1,400,000 at events across Canada in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. We need your help!

KARI has raised $1,621

19 supporters Team Goal:: $6,500 | My Goal:: $1,000

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On June 23rd I am the most grateful to be participating in Marathon of Sports again after an amazing experience last year. Marathon of Sports is an all-day sports event, where participants are teamed up with Special Olympic athletes and compete together in a variety of sports & activities!

Last year Marathon of Sports Calgary raised an incredible $185,000 which could not have been achieved without everyone’s generosity and support – thank you!

On the personal front, this year’s Marathon of Sports is has taken on a whole new excitement for myself and my family because… Payton is on the move!! Payton is my precious three year old niece for those that don’t know. Kids with Down Syndrome often work extra hard to walk. Payton’s continued persistence and determination to be independent (put nicely ha) is beyond admirable and so very encouraging. Special Olympics Canada and everything this organization stands for and does for individuals with special needs will forever be an integral part of mine and my family’s lives. Participating in and fundraising for the Marathon of Sports Calgary is a very small way for us to continue giving back.

If you’re in a position to do so, I humbly ask for any donation you’re able to spare to go towards this amazing organization. Any amount goes a long ways 

Thank you so much in advance.
Kari xo

Here are some stats to show where your donations will go:
To date, $9,000,000 has been donated, $1.5 Million being in 2016 (Up from $7,500,000 and $1.2 Million respectively in 2016)
• 70% of funds raised go to Provincial Special Olympics Chapters to continue to develop quality programming in local areas.
• 25% of funds raised stay with the Special Olympics Canada Foundation
• 5% of funds raised will be directed to the #nogoodway campaign (A campaign dedicated to bringing awareness and stopping the use of the R-word)
**Special Olympics Canada only has three (3) paid positions for all of Canada. All events (30 Canada wide annually which have brought in 7000 annual participants) are made happen due to volunteers and partnerships and donations from various companies.

motionball for Special Olympics is introducing the next generation of supporters, donors and volunteers to the Special Olympics movement through integrated sporting and social events across Canada.

How Can Your Dollars Help?

motionball for Special Olympics is a registered not-for-profit corporation, raising money for Special Olympics programs across Canada. 70% of the funds we raise are distributed to programs in the province where they are raised, with the remainder going to the long-term funding of programs through the Special Olympics Canada Foundation.