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MLG Blockchain Pioneers Crypto Fundraiser for Special Olympics Canada Foundation

May 14, 2018

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2018--MLG Blockchain, an expert blockchain consultant and development firm, has launched a crypto fundraising initiative to support and raise awareness in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. MLG aims to raise $5000 in cryptocurrency donations or regular Canadian dollar donations for both the 2018 motionball Marathon of Sport Toronto and the #NoGoodWay campaign.

“Toronto motionball Marathon of Sport is proud to have MLG Blockchain Consulting join us for this year’s event,” said Braeden Hunt, Co-Event Director Toronto motionball Marathon of Sport. “The opportunity to support donations through cryptocurrency is a new fundraising initiative for motionball and the Special Olympics movement, and we are excited to see the results.”

Donors will be able to support this initiative until May 26th, the date on which the motionball Marathon of Sport (MMS) will take place. The MMS is an all-day sports fundraiser for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. MLG Blockchain has announced it will send a delegation of 10 members to participate in the event, at the Hangar in Downsview Park, Toronto. On this day, 84 teams of motionball supporters, each raising a minimum of $3,000 in pledges and each joined by a Special Olympics athlete, will take to the field for a day of non-stop sports.

“It is refreshing to see such positive social initiatives taking place in Canada. We are very proud to support Special Olympics athletes with the help of the Blockchain community,” commented Michael Gord, CEO at MLG Blockchain.

In addition to this friendly competition, 1,000 Marathon of Sport participants will take a powerful pledge in support of 120 Special Olympics athletes to end the use of the R-word in everyday conversation and take an inspirational stand against anti bullying.

To contribute to the campaign, click on the links below:

For crypto donations: https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/844dfef7-5e33-4820-97b0-226c8fad98af For Canadian dollar donations: https://www.marathonofsport.com/sponsor/?t=2558

About motionball:

The non-profit organization motionball is introducing the next generation of volunteers and donors to the Special Olympics movement through integrated social and sporting events. motionball now hosts 32 annual events in 19 cities across Canada and is proud to have donated $9.5M to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation since its inception in 2002.

For more information, please visit motionball.com, or follow @motionball on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

About MLG Blockchain:

MLG Blockchain is a global blockchain development and consulting firm headquartered in Toronto with a distributed team across North America, Europe and Asia that is focused on building next-generation applications using blockchain and smart contract technology. MLG Blockchain speeds up your team’s understanding of the blockchain and its potential opportunities for your business.

For more information, please visit mlgblockchain.com, or follow @MLGBlockchain on Twitter and Facebook.

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