McInnes Cooper participates in Motionball, a Marathon of Sport
August 12, 2011
With seven games to complete in six hours, the 2011 motionball Marathon of Sport for Special Olympics was a day of fun and friendly competition. Each fundraising team of ten volunteers was paired with a Special Olympian to play a game of volleyball, soccer, basketball, bocce ball and ultimate Frisbee. To round out the day, teams also completed a relay race and an obstacle course.
For the past two years, McInnes Cooper’s motionball team has been fortunate to have Katie Isenor as their Special Olympian teammate. An accomplished athlete, Katie had been a housekeeping assistant at McInnes Cooper’s Halifax office since 2010.
Having received four medals at the Special Olympics Summer Games the weekend before, Katie was well conditioned to lead this year’s motionball team in their bid to out-perform the competition.
“Our athletes look forward to this day and ask us all year long if they can attend,” said Michael Greek, President and CEO of Special Olympics Nova Scotia. “Being part of the teams…is a true highlight and certainly an honour for them. It is a huge boost to their self-esteem and a chance to show their abilities as well as their personalities.”
Special Olympics has been a charity of choice for the firm’s CSR program, and the motionball event is a wonderful opportunity to interact with inspiring athletes who remind us that sport is about inclusion, fair play and having fun.
In its third year, the motionball event raised $64,500 for Special Olympics Nova Scotia, nearly double the amount raised in 2010.
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