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Motionball 2011 - The Carlu (February 4, 2011)

TORONTO - In celebration of a decade of support for Canada’s Special Olympics athletes and its growth from one Toronto chapter to a national movement, motionball and AIRMILES present DECADENCE: the most lavish motionball gala to date, which aims to raise $250,000 in one night.

Held at The Carlu on Friday February 4th, 2011, and hosted by Entertainment Tonight Canada's Matte Babel, MTV's Nicole Holness and MuchMusic's Liz Trinnear, DECADENCE featured performances by Keys N Krates, Scratch, Skratch, Scratch, Maestro Fresh Wes and Abstract Breaking Systems. In addition, the VIP reception featured a live performance by the incredible Matt Dusk and an amazing Spanish Band: Enriquez. Other luxe highlights include a Calvin Klein Underwear fashion show, a private art viewing by the Engine Art Gallery, a luxury silent auction and a raffle to win a $15,000 credit towards a Toyota Scion.

“Ten years ago I stood on the stage of the first annual motionballToronto gala and promised the crowd that motionballwould donate $1 million to Special Olympics Canada in a decade. Ten years have passed and after the 2011 Toronto gala we will have doubled our initial fundraising goal and then some - donating more than $2 million to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. Our 10th anniversary gala is truly a celebration of where we’ve come from and where we’re going next,” said Paul Etherington, Chairman and Co-Founder of motionball.

Since its inception in 2001, motionball has succeeded in getting thousands of Canadians excited about doing something special for Canada’s Special Olympics athletes. motionball’s annual events include the Marathon of Sport, Football Frenzy and Fall Classic and have initiated lasting friendships between the athletes and those who support them.

With the help of a dedicated, passionate Board, generous donors and sponsors including AIRMILES, Molson Coors Canada and SunLife Financial, motionball has raised almost $2 million to date, and the movement is growing: motionball now has Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax chapters.

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