Golf tournament to support Special Olympics programs statewide

Concord, NH (July 28, 2021) – After training and remaining active on their own during the nearly 16 months of Covid-necessitated isolation, more than 3000 Special Olympics athletes in New Hampshire are now returning to in-person training. Returning more than 65 Local Programs across the state to in-person activities is a massive effort being undertaken by the thousands of volunteers who are the true engine of SONH.

In support of these efforts, the Special Olympics New Hampshire Board of Directors is proud to announce the first-ever Special Olympics Cup Golf Tournament on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021, at the Owl’s Nest Resort and Golf Club in Thornton, New Hampshire. Funds from the event will assist the programs of SONH as in-person training and competitions come roaring back to life statewide.

Presenting sponsors for the event include Eversource, Maverick Corporation/One Source Power and Quanta Services.

“Special Olympics New Hampshire exemplifies the power of inclusion in the Granite State,” said Eversource NH President Joe Purington. “We’re always proud at Eversource to partner with Special Olympics New Hampshire in support of their critical work transforming the lives of countless children and adults.”

SONH board member and Chair of the Development Committee Wayne Griffin notes “This event wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of staff, volunteers and sponsors who have enthusiastically stepped up.” “It’s a true honor for Maverick and One Source Power to support Special Olympics New Hampshire and turn dreams into realities for SONH athletes” according to Michael McNally, CEO, President and Founder of Maverick Corporation.

“We are thrilled with all the interest in the 1st Annual Special Olympics Cup,” said SONH VP of Development Carol Cray. “This event’s success will support our athletes who are finally returning to activity” she continued.

Jim Tighe is a VP of Business Development with Quanta Services. He commented “Quanta Services would like to thank Eversource and SONH for their leadership on establishing this event which will greatly benefit the athletes of Special Olympics New Hampshire as they reach towards their dreams.”

The event is an 18-hole four-person scramble with an 8:30am shotgun start. As the tourney name implies, there is a trophy cup for the winning foursome. One for each member of the winning team as well as a larger version for display in the winners’ place of business.

In addition to the Golf Tournament, there will also be a Cornhole Tournament that is open to the public. Cornhole competition will feature 48 pairs of players, and runs from 9am to 1pm. Registration is just $25 per person and includes lunch. There will be cash prizes for Cornhole Tournament winners.

Cornhole registration is here:

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.


Contact: Mark Ericson