Benefit Tournament for Three Granite State Non-Profits

Concord, NH (May 26, 2021) – The beautiful Owl’s Nest Resort and Golf Club in Thornton will be the site of a fundraising golf tournament on Monday, August 16th. It’s a combined effort benefitting the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police, the New Hampshire Police, Fire and EMS Foundation and Special Olympics New Hampshire.

The presenting sponsor for the event is Merchants Auto Commercial Sales. SONH Vice President of Development Carol Cray notes that “The Merchants Auto Group has been a partner with Special Olympics New Hampshire for nearly 20 years.” In addition to sponsoring various SONH events over the years, Merchants has provided tickets to Merchants-sponsored events for use by SONH athletes and volunteers. Cray continued “We are thrilled to see the Merchants Auto Commercial Sales division sponsor this major fundraiser.”

“We believe that everyone deserves the gift of friendship, belonging, and inclusion—on the playing field and in life,” says Brendan P. Keegan, CEO of Merchants Fleet. “Merchants is proud to continue our support for the important work being done by SONH, and we look forward to celebrating the many successes of all the SONH athletes and their families again this year.”

Hooksett Police Chief Janet Bouchard is a vice-president with the NH Association of Chiefs of Police and said “Members of the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police are excited to partner with Special Olympics New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Police Fire and EMS Foundation to host their annual Golf Tournament. We are grateful to our presenting sponsor,  Merchants Auto Commercial Sales, as well as all of our other committing sponsors.”

The event is an 18-hole four-person scramble with an 8:30am shotgun start. The registration price includes greens fees, golf cart, post-tournament lunch and more. Players can also purchase mulligans, raffle tickets and more on the day of the event. Registration is open now here. Registration fee is $150 per person with a $25 discount if golfers register by June 7th.

In addition to the Golf Tournament, there will also be a Cornhole Tournament for family members and friends. The Cornhole Tournament is open to 48 pairs of players and runs from 9am to 1pm. Registration is just $25 and includes lunch. There will be cash prizes for Cornhole Tournament winners.

More information about Special Olympics New Hampshire is available at More information about the Owl’s Nest Resort is at Details about New Hampshire’s only Nicklaus-designed golf course can be found here.

About Special Olympics New Hampshire
Special Olympics New Hampshire (SONH) is an accredited program of Special Olympics International (SOI) and is part of an international global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world.  We empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all.  Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance.

About The NH Association of Chiefs of Police
The NHACoP is an IRS 501(C) 6 non-profit organization. Our business is conducted at the bi-monthly executive board meetings and general membership meetings. All chiefs of police and administrators of law enforcement agencies in the State of New Hampshire are qualified for membership. Those holding a full membership (current in their dues) may hold office, vote and make nominations. Others related to law enforcement as middle level managers, professionals in organizations supporting law enforcement, and corporate entities relating to law enforcement may be nominated for professional membership by a full member.

About the NH Police, Fire and EMS Foundation
The New Hampshire Police, Fire and EMS Foundation exists to be a resource for the needs of Police, Fire, and EMS personnel and their families in dealing with crisis or catastrophes not covered by insurance or employing agencies and/or workers compensation funds.


Contact: Mark Ericson