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 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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Upcoming Events

March 2020

State Winter Games presented by Eversource

March 1 @ 12:00 pmMarch 3 @ 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 Special Olympics New Hampshire 2020 State Winter Games presented 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 @ 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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MEGA Winni Dip

March 7 @ 12:00 pmMarch 8 @ 1:00 pm
The Margate, 76 Lake Street
Laconia, New Hampshire 03246 United States
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Raise funds to take 24 Dips in 24 hours into Lake Winnipesaukee to support Special Olympics New Hampshire.   Register, Donate & Additional Info

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Cool School Winni Dip

March 7 @ 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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Community Winni Dip

March 8 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm
The Margate, 76 Lake Street
Laconia, New Hampshire 03246 United States
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Raise funds to dip into frigid Lake Winnipesaukee to benefit Special Olympics New Hampshire. Register, Donate & Additional Info

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Unified Basketball Assessment

March 14 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm
Keene State College, 229 Mail Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435 United States
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Save the date for the 2020 Unified Basketball Assessment where athletes will compete in this precursor to the State Basketball Tournament.  Please stay tuned for more information!

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Traditional Basketball Assessment

March 15 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm
Dover High School, 25 Alumi Drive
Dover, New Hampshire 03820 United States
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Save the date for the 2020 Traditional Basketball Assessment where athletes will compete in this precursor to the State Basketball Tournament.  Please stay tuned for more information!

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State Basketball Tournament

March 28 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm
Sportszone, 7 A Street
Derry, New Hampshire 03038 United States
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Save the date for the 2020 State Basketball Tournament where athletes will go for the gold in traditional and unified events.  Please stay tuned for more information!

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April 2020

Greater Manchester Area Swim Meet

April 4 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm
Southern New Hampshire University, 2500 N River Road
Manchester, New Hampshire 03106 United States
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Save the date for the 2020 Greater Manchester Area Swim Meet where athletes will compete in this precursor to the State Summer Games.  Please stay tuned for more information!

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May 2020

Upper Valley Area Summer Games

May 9 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm

Save the date for the 2020 Upper Valley Area Summer Games where athletes will compete in this precursor to the State Summer Games.  Please stay tuned for more information! Swimming competition will take place at the Claremont Community Center. Athletics and bocce competition will take place at Monadnock Park in Claremont.

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Champions Together Breakfast

May 14 @ 8:00 am9:00 am
Manchester Doubletree Hotel, 700 Elm Street
Manchester, 03101 03101 United States
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The Champions Together Breakfast is an inspiring event presented by Special Olympics New Hampshire which includes a complimentary continental breakfast.

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Monadnock Area Summer Games

May 17 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm
Keene High School, 43 Arch Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431 United States
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Save the date for the 2020 Monadnock Area Summer Games where athletes will compete in this precursor to the State Summer Games.  Please stay tuned for more information!

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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.