Special Olympics New Hampshire


Join us as we celebrate five decades of life-changing work and look forward to a new world of unity, tolerance, and respect.

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Our Mission

The mission of Special Olympics New Hampshire is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

About SONH
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Become an Athlete

Athletes are the heart of Special Olympics. Our athletes are children and adults with intellectual disabilities from across the Granite State. They are finding success, joy and friendship as part of our global community. They’re also having lots of fun!

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Make a Difference

Every day we empower athletes to shatter stereotypes and exceed their personal bests on the playing field and in life. But for every Special Olympics champion, there is another who is waiting for a chance to win. Please donate and help us get one more athlete onto the playing field.

Volunteers and athletes.

Get Involved

Volunteers are the backbone of the Special Olympics movement. They are coaches, trainers, officials, event organizers, fundraisers and managers. They can also be unified partners—playing alongside athletes with intellectual disabilities—or fans cheering in the stands.

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September 2020

WMUR’s Alisha McDevitt 2020 Boston Marathon Run to benefit SONH

September 14 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm

Alisha McDevitt is the News Director at WMUR. She began her broadcasting career at WMUR in 1995 as she was graduating from the University of New Hampshire.  Her successes in her career have placed her front and center at the station.  Most recently in 2019, Alisha was named the NH Broadcaster of the Year by the NH Association of Broadcasters.  This will be Alisha’s 2nd Boston Marathon and we are grateful for her choosing to support SONH. Get more info and…

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State Softball Tournament

September 26 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm
Fusion Softball Fields, LAFA Fields Sargent Road
Londonderry, New Hampshire 03053 United States
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Save the date for the 2020 State Softball Tournament where athletes will go for the gold in team and individual events.  Please stay tuned for more information!

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November 2020

State Bowling Tournament

November 7 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm

Save the date for the 2020 State Bowling Tournament where athletes will go for the gold in tenpin and candle-pin events.  Please stay tuned for more information!

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June 2022

2022 Special Olympics USA Games

June 5, 2022 @ 8:00 amJune 11, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

More than 4,000 athletes, 10,000 volunteers, 1,500 coaches, and 20,000 families and fans from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will travel across the U.S. to unite and participate in one of the world’s most cherished sporting events – the Special Olympics USA Games which will take place in Orlando, Florida. The Games will be comprised of 15 Olympic-type team and individual sports, as well as 5 potential demonstration sports. The Games will be hosted at ESPN Wide…

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June 2023

World Winter Games

June 16, 2023 @ 8:00 amJune 25, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

The Special Olympics World Games in Berlin, Germany will be one of the largest sport and humanitarian events of its kind to take place that year. Following the Opening Ceremony in the renowned Berlin Olympic Stadium, an estimated 7,000 athletes from over 170 nations will compete in 24 sports across Berlin’s state-of-the-art competition venues. They will be supported by 3,000 coaches and an estimated 20,000 volunteers. The Games will also attract 6,000 family members, more than 2,000 national and international…

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Our Mission Partners

Special Olympics New Hampshire is grateful for the annual support of our Mission Partners who help bring our programs to life.