Marathon of Sport

Marathon of Sport wants to raise $100,000 in Halifax and $1,700,000 at events across Canada in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. We need your help!

JAMIE has raised
$3,060

39 supporters Team Goal:: $5,000 | My Goal:: $3,000

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On July 20, I am participating in an all-day fundraiser called the motionball Marathon of Sport. All funds raised at the event are donated to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. Throughout the day, I will be competing in a variety of sports alongside local Special Olympics athletes.

This past weekend (July 12-14) I was helping to run the Bocce tournament as part of the 2019 Special Olympics NS Summer Games. We had approximately 120 athletes competing for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in many male and female divisions. Above is a picture of Ricky Chan from PEI who has made the trip with his team to compete in our Games. For a lot of these athletes this is the highlight of their year. During the tournament I often think of where would they be if they weren't here competing. Especially for some of our lower functioning athletes. It is inspiring to be there watching them compete. It is little wonder it is a highlight of their year!
This is my once a year fundraiser. As mentioned I am 'all in' when it comes to Special Olympics. I am part of the organization all year long and this is how I help financially. I really appreciate if you could take the time to sponsor me. You will receive a tax receipt directly after you donate.

Attached is a short video Welcoming participants and guests to the 2018 SOC National Summer Games which was held in Antigonish last August. The Sobeys employee at the start of the video is Heather who will be competed in our Bocce tournament this last weekend. She won a gold medal. Have a look and thanks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmzX_eQsp6s

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.