24-7 Intouch to Sponsor Motionball Marathon of Sport
24-7 Intouch is once again sponsoring the 3rd annual Motionball Marathon of Sport in Winnipeg.
Motionball takes place on Sunday, September 20 at Westwood Collegiate and Sansome School. As a corporate sponsor, 24-7 Intouch will have a group of volunteers and two teams participating in the full day of activities. They will also host football games that are taking place throughout the day.
“As a board member of the Special Olympics Manitoba and a team captain, I am excited to have two teams from our company participating in this year’s Marathon of Sport,” said Deanne Harrison, Director of HR Compliance and Risk Management at 24-7 Intouch. “Philanthropy is an important part of our culture at 24-7 Intouch, and we look forward to participating in many more events to come.”
All the proceeds raised will go to Special Olympics Canada to provide funding for athlete training and volunteer recruitment. 70% of funds raised will stay in Manitoba to support local Special Olympics athletes.
Motionball is a not-for-profit organization that builds awareness and raises funds for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation (SOCF), targeting a “next generation” of supporters – Canada’s professional crowd who are not defined by their age but rather their mind-set.Motionball aims to introduce the next generation of volunteers and donors to the Special Olympics movement through integrated social and sporting events, creating relevant, meaningful experiences that help bring the fun back into giving. Since its inception in 2002, motionball is organizing events in 11 Canadian cities and as a result of the many individuals, partners and organizations that have supported the movement, motionball delivered to the SOCF its original financial goal of its first donated $1 million four years ahead of its planned schedule. motionball has currently donated over $5,000,000 net.