Motionball & RPC Group – Creating inclusive communities in Alberta, one event at a time.
RPC Group is a proud supporter of motionball for Special Olympics – a national non-profit organization that empowers young Canadians to be leaders in their communities, raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics through integrated social and sporting events. Since becoming the presenting sponsor
of both of motionball Calgary’s signature events in 2016 – the Gala and Marathon of Sport, RPC Group has helped the motionball Calgary chapter raise over $1.2 million net. These funds go a long way in providing more Albertans with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in life-changing Special Olympics programs through both weekly programming and high-quality competitions. Special Olympics provides opportunities for athletes of all abilities, from those who participate for fun and
friendship, to those who bring home gold medals on the world stage.
While raising funds is one of motionball’s goals, raising awareness is equally important. motionball’s events are fully inclusive, allowing people with and without intellectual disabilities to interact and build
connections and friendships.
At the motionball Gala, guests rub shoulders with the true celebrities of the night – the Special Olympics athletes in attendance. The 2019 celebrated motionball Calgary’s 10-year anniversary and Gala saw unparalleled entertainment from an all-Canadian line up: Karl Wolf, July Black, Maestro Fresh Wes,
Classified and Skratch Bastid. The sold-out event raised over $140,000 net.
At Marathon of Sport, teams are paired up with local athletes and participate in a full day of fun and sports. This year’s event saw 40 teams hit the field and raised a whopping $252,000 through peer-to-peer fundraising. Participants at Marathon of Sport get the unique opportunity to meet some of the very people they are supporting through their fundraising efforts. RPC Group employees in both Calgary and
Edmonton are fortunate to experience these events, and the impact we are making first-hand.
From RPC Group: The Calgary edition of MoS in June and Edmonton in September presented a fantastic opportunity to bring our team and friends together to experience the camaraderie and enthusiasm this amazing organization brings; as well as to support our athletes Daniel, Ferris and Roman as we
competed together through 10 different sporting events. As our Edmonton team captain Amy put it, “participating in the 2019 MoS was amazing and inspiring, a day we will never forget”.
In 2019, motionball aims to raise a record breaking $2 million, and will have delivered over $14 million to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation since inception in 2002. RPC Group is proud to be a part of this broader national movement, and we look forward to supporting our athletes for many years to
Learn more about this amazing organization here: www.motionball.com