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.
“Ten years ago I stood on the stage of the first annual motionballToronto gala and promised the crowd
thatmotionballwould 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.