Dear Family and Friends,
On January 18, our team is participating in an all-day fundraiser called Marathon of Sport. All funds raised at the event are donated to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. Throughout the day, we will be competing alongside local Special Olympics athletes in a variety of sports such as basketball, soccer, bench ball, ultimate, floor hockey, and more!
Marathon of Sport is organized by motionball. motionball is a not-for-profit whose mandate is to introduce the next generation of donors, volunteers and sponsors to the Special Olympics movement through integrated social and sporting events. motionball now proudly hosts 33 annual events in 19 cities across the country. Through these events and since inception in 2002, motionball has donated over $10 million to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation.
At motionball’s request, 70% of the funds raised at Marathon of Sport are sent to the local Provincial Chapter. 25% stays with the Special Olympics Canada Foundation to ensure the long-term stability of the movement, and the other 5% is directed to the #NOGOODWAY Campaign which aims to end the use of the R-word (retard) in everyday conversation.
For more information on motionball please visit www.motionball.com.
Thank you very much for your support,The Gym Class Heroes:
Megan, Reid, Sara, Kathleen, Nathaniel, Heidi, Emmett, Toban, Reagan, Sahrish