Special Olympics New Hampshire

CELEBRATING FIFTY YEARS

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 SONH is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

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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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November 2019

Online Holiday Auction

November 26 @ 2:00 pmDecember 12 @ 9:00 pm

The holiday season is upon us and giving is an important part of that. This year you can buy one present and give twice. When you bid on items at the Special Olympics New Hampshire 5th Annual Holiday Auction you’re bidding on some great items for holiday gift-giving and the winning bid is also helping out our athletes here in New Hampshire! Holiday Auction

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December 2019

Tip A Cop at British Beer Company

December 12 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm
British Beer Company, 1071 S willow Street
Manchester, New Hampshire 03103 United States
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Tip-a-Cop

Law Enforcement give a whole new meaning to “protect and serve” at Tip-A-Cop fundraisers. Officers will serve as celebrity waiters at British Beer Company in Manchester, and they donate all the tips they receive to Special Olympics New Hampshire as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

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January 2020

Upper Valley Area Winter Games

January 25, 2020 @ 12:00 am11:30 pm
Dartmouth Skiway, 39 Grafton Turnpike
Lyme, New Hampshire United States
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Save the date for the 2020 Upper Valley Area Winter Games where athletes will go for the gold in alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe and cross country skiing in this precursor to the State Winter Games.  Please stay tuned for more information!

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Plunge Weekend Remote Check-In Site

January 29, 2020 @ 3:00 pm6:00 pm
Keene Parks & Recreation, 312 Washington Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431 United States
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Check in early for the Penguin Plunge or High School Plunge

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Plunge Weekend Remote Check-In Site

January 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm
Special Olympics New Hampshire, 650 Elm Street
Manchester, New Hampshire 03101 United States
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Check in early for the Penguin Plunge or High School Plunge

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Plunge Weekend Check-In Site

January 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm
Ashworth by the Sea, 295 Ocean Boulevard
Hampton, New Hampshire 03842 United States
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Check in early for the Penguin Plunge or High School Plunge

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February 2020

High School Plunge

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm
Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Blvd
Hampton, New Hampshire 03842 United States
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High school students, faculty and staff raise funds to Plunge into the icy Atlantic Ocean to support Special Olympics New Hampshire. Register, Donate & Additional Info

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Plunge Weekend Check-In Site

February 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Ashworth by the Sea, 295 Ocean Boulevard
Hampton, New Hampshire 03842 United States
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Check in early for the Penguin Plunge or High School Plunge

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Penguin Plunge

February 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm
Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Blvd
Hampton, New Hampshire 03842 United States
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Raise funds to Plunge into the icy Atlantic Ocean to support Special Olympics New Hampshire.   Register, Donate & Additional Info

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March 2020

State Winter Games

March 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pmMarch 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Waterville Valley, NH, 1 Ski Area Rd
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire 03215 United States
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Save the date for the 2020 State Winter Games where athletes will go for the gold in alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe and cross country skiing.  Please stay tuned for more information!

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Law Enforcement Winni Dip

March 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm
The Margate, 76 Lake Street
Laconia, New Hampshire 03246 United States
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Law Enforcement officers raise funds to Dip into frigid Lake Winnipesaukee to benefit Special Olympics New Hampshire Register, Donate & Additional Info

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Cool School Winni Dip

March 7, 2020 @ 1:30 pm5:00 pm
The Margate, 76 Lake Street
Laconia, New Hampshire 03246 United States
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Middle and high school students, faculty and staff raise funds to dip into frigid Lake Winnipesaukee to benefit Special Olympics New Hampshire. Register, Donate & Additional Info

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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.