Those that were there knew how lively it was at the annual Motionball gala in support of Special Olympics Canada, with this year’s theme of “Winter Wonderland”. How befitting considering the large snowstorm that had arrived that evening. But that didn’t deter the 2,000+ guests from attending this sold-out charity gala that took over the 41,000 square foot Muzik night club.
The event featured tons of great live music and a silent auction. There was also an Iceberg Vodka bar and a mixology bar hosted by Weslodge.
It was great to see retired Toronto Argonaut, Adriano Belli, who brought out the one and only Grey Cup. Another Argo who attended was wide receiver, Mike Bradwell, with MTV News anchor, Aliya Jasmine Sovani. The evening was hosted by CP24’s Melissa Grelo and TSN’s Cabral “Cabbie” Richards. Other notable guests included Damon Allen and Randal Edwards.
The dance floor at Muzik was large, the crowd even larger and that’s where most guests congregated to dance to some great entertainers including CrashDex featuring Jerzee, performance by a 44-piece symphony orchestra, and DJs Skratch Bastid and Efsharp.
Great news that the event beat it’s target and raised $300,000 for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!
Check out the video of the founder of Motionball, Paul Etherington speaking to CTV News.
Also, check out our coverage of the recent Special Olympics Festival gala.
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. To keep up to date with Motionball, click here.
Some notable tweets from the evening
Wow! This is how you kick off @motionballTO! A 44-piece orchestra at @muzikclubs! http://t.co/wUxFEvMN
— Melissa Grelo (@melissagrelo) February 9, 2013
@motionballTO @milosraonic @therealcabbie @randal_edwards @SpecialOCanada #mballGala. I had a great 1st time, even got me on the dance floor
— Hall of Famer (@damonallen9) February 11, 2013
Our fresh new logo etched on the solid ice bar at the #mballgala pic.twitter.com/5MBAg5Sw
— Iceberg Vodka (@iceberg) February 9, 2013