Considered a Toronto institution, motionball’s mandate to introduce new supporters to the Special Olympics cause comes to ahead this weekend at The Hangar in Toronto where 600 young professionals and Special Olympic athletes will compete in a variety of summer games in an attempt to raise more than $245,000 for charity.
The public is invited to watch “The Marathon of Sport” as games include warm weather favorites including flag football, beach volleyball, soccer and ultimate Frisbee.
The Opening Ceremonies begin at 8 a.m. with games officially kicking off at 9 a.m. The closing ceremonies are scheduled for 4 p.m. making it the perfect weekend daytrip.
Since its inception in 2001, motionball has donated over $3 million to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. Launched by brothers Mark, Sean and Paul Etherington, the charity was conceptualized after the brothers volunteered at fundraising evenings organized by their parents as kids. Seeing the lack of integration between donators and the athletes that they were donating to, the Etherington’s decided to address this with community-themed events like the Marathon of Sports.
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