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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Past Events

January 2020

Plunge Weekend Remote Check-In Site

January 29 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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President’s Luncheon

February 18 @ 12:00 pm1:15 pm
Manchester Doubletree Hotel, 700 Elm Street
Manchester, 03101 03101 United States
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Law Enforcement Torch Run

The President’s Luncheon is a Law Enforcement Torch Run Event hosted by Charlie Dennis, President NHACOP, Inc. for Chiefs, Troop Commanders, Sheriffs and other Law Enforcement Personnel The luncheon is an opportunity to learn about the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics New Hampshire. To RSVP (by February 13th) please contact Jessica Marchant at 624-1250 x39 or JessicaM@sonh.org. The luncheon will take place at the Doubletree by Hilton which is located at 700 Elm Street in Manchester.

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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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Athletes will go for the gold in alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe and cross country skiing at the Special Olympics New Hampshire 2020 State Winter Games presented by Eversource CLICK HERE 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 @ 11:00 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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Our Mission Partners

Special Olympics New Hampshire is grateful for the annual support of our Mission Partners who help bring our programs to life.