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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May 2019

Support SONH with TD Bank

May 13, 2019June 7, 2019
Rock the Wristband TD Bank

Now through June 7th, you can stand behind the 2,965 Special Olympics New Hampshire athletes when you visit your local TD Bank. Make a $5 donation to get your wristband and show your support for making our communities more inclusive. When we Choose to Include with sports as a shared experience, friendships are formed that extend beyond the playing field into schools, workplaces and communities. Join us!

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Law Enforcement Torch Run®

May 18, 2019June 7, 2019
2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is a grassroots fundraiser and public awareness event. Law enforcement officers throughout New Hampshire carry the “Flame of Hope” more than 500 miles through the streets of their communities and deliver it to the 50th State Summer Games at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. For more information, including how to register, donate and for detailed maps and estimated times of each leg’s journey, click below. Learn More

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June 2019

50th State Summer Games

June 6, 2019 @ 4:00 amJune 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
University of New Hampshire, 155 Main St
Durham, New Hampshire 03824 United States
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Summer games

Join us as our athletes participate in the largest competition of the year.  Special Olympics New Hampshire will celebrate our golden anniversary of the State Summer Games Thursday, June 6th through Saturday, June 8th at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Come and cheer our athletes on during this 2-day competition held at the University of New Hampshire. This year’s Games will: Offer competition in athletics, bocce, equestrian, powerlifting, sprint triathlon and swimming for nearly 800 athletes from across…

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Law Enforcement Torch Run Statehouse Celebration

June 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm5:00 pm
New Hampshire State House, 107 N Main Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03303 United States
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Athlete running with torch

Join us as more than 100 law enforcement officers finishing legs of the Law Enforcement Torch Run from the north and west of Concord converge at the statehouse to recognize that the Flame of Hope has traveled several hundred miles on its way to the 50th Summer Games in Durham on June 7th & 8th.

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Fueling Dreams Promotion

June 28, 2019 @ 12:00 amJuly 21, 2019 @ 11:59 pm
Proud to Support Special Olympics

Support Special Olympics New Hampshire athletes when you visit Circle K and select Irving Oil locations throughout New Hampshire when you purchase a window cling for $1.

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July 2019

Dream Ride Racing

July 14, 2019
Hudson Speedway, 120 Old Derry Rd
Hudson, New Hampshire 03051 United States
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Join Special Olympics New Hampshire at Hudson Speedway on Sunday night July 14th for DREAM RIDE RACING. Free tickets are available for Special Olympics athletes, coaches and their families. Come and enjoy the race! For more information and to get your free tickets, contact Ryan Grogan. RSVP’s are due by Monday, July 8th.

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Dream Ride Racing

July 27, 2019
Star Speedway, 176 Exeter Rd
Epping, New Hampshire 03042 United States
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Join Special Olympics New Hampshire at Star Speedway on July 27th for DREAM RIDE RACING. Free tickets are available for Special Olympics athletes, coaches and their families. Come and enjoy the race! For more information and to get your free tickets, contact Ryan Grogan. RSVP’s are due by Monday, July 22nd.

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August 2019

Cops on Top

August 16, 2019 @ 7:00 am11:00 am

Stop by any of the 5 Dunkin Donuts locations below and make a donation to SONH and you will receive a coupon for a free donut! If you donate $20 or more, you will receive a 2019 LETR T-shirt (celebrating 35 years). 158 Main Street Ashland, NHShawbrook Road Grantham, NH18 Summer Street Bristol, NHRoute 25 Tenney Mountain Highway Plymouth, NH3 Tower Road Campton, NH

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To Serve & Protect Event

August 17, 2019 @ 10:30 am1:30 pm
Hooksett Welcome Center North, 530 West River Road
Hooksett, New Hampshire 03106 United States
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Join us for a To Serve and Protect Event on Saturday, August 17th!  Special Olympics New Hampshire athletes and local Law Enforcement will be on-site at Hooksett Welcome Center (North) pumping gas and washing windows!  Please come say hello and consider donating!

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First Responder Golf Tournament

August 19, 2019
Country Club of New Hampshire, 187 Kearsarge Valley Rd
North Sutton, New Hampshire 03260 United States
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Special Olympics and the New Hampshire Police, Fire and EMS Foundation are teaming up once again for the First Responder Golf Tournament! The format is 18 hole, four-person scramble.  The entry fee includes greens fees, golf cart, a tournament apparel item, morning and early afternoon grill stations at Holes 1 and 9 and a post-tournament lunch.  There will also be various prizes and raffles throughout the day including 50/50 raffle, closest to the hole, and more! Tournament Information & Registration…

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September 2019

Support SONH at Applebees

September 1, 2019September 30, 2019
Donate Today

Visit your local Applebee’s from September 1st to 30th and purchase an icon for $1 to support Special Olympics New Hampshire.  Donate $5 and receive a coupon for $5 off your next visit to Applebee’s!

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Fueling Dreams Promotion

September 6, 2019 @ 12:00 amSeptember 8, 2019 @ 11:59 pm
Proud to Support Special Olympics

Find a Location Near You Support Special Olympics New Hampshire athletes when you visit Circle K and select Irving Oil locations throughout New Hampshire when you purchase a window cling for $1.

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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.