The national not-for-profit motionball for Special Olympics announced its must-attend gala will return on Friday, February 9, 2024, with a Casino Royale theme at Liberty Grand in Toronto. With a nod to the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale, this year’s motionball gala encourages guests to glam up for good in black-tie attire, place bets on casino games and dance the night away.
Hosted by Breakfast Television’s Devo Brown, the motionball Toronto Gala, presented by Brodie O’Brien, will welcome celebrity Special Olympics athletes and 2,500 guests for a night of celebration and networking. Guests will enjoy unmatched entertainment with eight live acts and DJs across two ballrooms, casino games, photo booths, a packed luxury silent auction and an open bar with upscale cocktails courtesy of Campari & Molson. New this year – a highly anticipated dance-off between the Special Olympics athletes and partygoers will take place. To keep the party fuelled, late-night pizza from Pizzaville and bite-sized COPS donuts will be served.
motionball aims to raise $300,000 net in one night for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. Since 2002, the motionball Toronto Gala has brought the fun back into fundraising and has been the must-attend event for Toronto’s young professional crowd. motionball is a national non-profit organization raising funds and awareness for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation (SOCF) through inclusive social and sporting events in cities across Canada. Throughout the motionball calendar year, over 12,500 supporters and Special Olympics athletes participate in 50+ annual events in 17 Canadian cities and 34 university campuses. motionball aims to provide a sustainable funding model and base of supporters for the Special Olympics movement by engaging and empowering young professionals and university students. To date, motionball has donated over $18M net to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. For more information, please visit motionball.com.