As part of our continued efforts to support the local community and charities, Summitt Energy proudly sponsored the 2nd Motionball Hamilton – Marathon of Sport event that took place recently.
Motionball is a not-for-profit organization that raises funds for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation (SOCF). Since its inception in 2002, the organisation has raised $7.5 million through a variety of events including charity gala nights, golf tournaments and other sports events across Canada. Proceeds from all events go to SOCF, a foundation that was created to support Special Olympics Canada.
Motionball’s flagship event ‘Marathon of Sport’ is hosted in 15 cities and is a fun day of athletic competition that sees Motionball supporters compete alongside Special Olympics athletes in a variety of sports. The Hamilton edition of the event raised over $50,000 and saw participation from 15 Special Olympics Athletes, over 30 volunteers and close to 200 participants. The money collected will be used to help fund grass root level organizations that are key to the Special Olympics Chapter and to pay for team uniforms, tournament costs, travel expenses, equipment and the “Healthy Athlete” programs.
Events like Marathon of Sports are a great way to promote inclusion and help communities engage better. We are very proud to be supporting Motionball in creating such opportunities.