Meet Jamie Staton's Virtual Running Team: Mile 26       
Name: Tori Gingras

Age: 44

Local Program: Team Barrington & Exeter Area Athletes

Basketball & athletics

Tori's favorite saying is the Special Olympics athlete oath, "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt," for her, this reminds you to be proud of yourself for trying even if you do not win. Her coach, Jim Tufts said, "Tori has been with our program for close to 30 years and we all love her enthusiasm that she brings to Special Olympics, every day is a good day with Tori."

Through Tori's involvement with Special Olympics and persistent effort, Tori was selected to represent Team NH at the USA Games in New Jersey. While in New Jersey, she competed in the softball throw, 100 meter run and the 50 meter run. Tori came home with new friends from all over the country and a silver medal in the softball throw, 5 th place ribbon in the 100 meter run and a 7 th place ribbon in the 50 meter walk.

Name: Brian Miller

Age: 29

Local Program: Team Portsmouth & Exeter Area Athletes

 Bowling, basketball and athletics

Brian likes competing but his favorite thing about Special Olympics is being around other athletes and coaches. He loves meeting new people.

Through Special Olympics, Brian has learned social skills and not describes himself as outgoing. Brian's coach said, "He always has a smile on his face, he is the happiest guy on our team!"  Being part of Special Olympics allowed Brian to be that fun and outgoing person that he was always meant to be, Special Olympics lets Brian's personality shine!