Mission, Vision & Core Values

Our mission, vision and core values outline our purpose, plan, culture and philosophy.


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.


Our vision is that sport will open hearts and minds towards people with intellectual disabilities and create inclusive communities throughout New Hampshire.

Core Values

Special Olympics New Hampshire is guided by the following core values:

ACCOUNTABILITY: We deliver on our commitments.

MISSION DRIVEN: We believe in the transformative power of sports.  We empower athletes to be contributing and respected members of Special Olympics and society.  We support athletes on and off the playing field.

PASSION: We demonstrate enthusiasm, excitement and caring for our mission, vision, athletes and volunteers.  We enjoy our work.  We maintain perspective.  We celebrate our successes.

TEAMWORK: We are capable, tenacious and resilient.  We don’t give up on ourselves or each other.  We work together to meet our goals.

TRANSPARENCY: We are open and honest.

UNITY: We are united in our commitment to inclusion, respect and dignity.  We build communities of acceptance: loving families, inspired athletes, employees, coaches, volunteers and fans.  We are one Movement, across the Granite State.

Let me win.  But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.