August 25, 2016  

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We are very excited to announce the Get Fit For Sport Challenge! The Challenge is simple....GET MOVING!  Aim to exercise three times a week for at least 30 minutes. 

Our goal is to have 500 people complete the challenge. To be the best that you can be, you need to be fit!  Can we count you in for the challenge? 

We have lots of ideas for how you can get moving and get your heart rate up. How about going for a walk, playing a sport, running, dancing, jumping rope, lifting weights or doing some circuit training?  We are also providing weekly nutrition tips that will help incorporate healthy eating into your lifestyle. 

The Challenge begins on August 29th, so don't delay in signing up!  This session of Get Fit For Sport will culminate at the Rail Trail Rally on Saturday, October 1st at Proctor Academy in Andover. 

All participants will receive a water bottle, and while supplies last a pair of sneakers. If you take part in the Rail Trail Rally you will also receive a t-shirt. At the Rally, a Law Enforcement Torch Run Event, you can participate in any one of the activities which include a 5k Run, 20 mile Bike Ride or a 1.5 mile Walk/Run. 

If you are a member of a Local Program, please click here to sign up.

Here is the General Sign Up Form, if you are not associated with a Local Program. 

Share your successes and struggles with via Facebook or Twitter using hashtag #SONHGetsFit!

If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you! 

On Sunday, September 18th, the Upper Valley Area Fall Games will be held in Claremont and Hanover. Over 60 athletes from four Local Programs will participate in bowling and equestrian events. A big thank you to our friends at Hypertherm who provide many of the volunteers to make this a successful event! 
Do you want to learn more about Special Olympics? 
Periodically we host Reveal The Champion Tours at our office in Manchester. These one hour sessions include a chance to meet some of our amazing athletes as they share their inspiring stories! Inte rested in learning more about how Special Olympics builds inclusive communities, improves quality of life and encourages empowerment among our athletes?  The schedule for September is below. These events are perfect for a group of friends or co-workers to attend together. Please email  Chelsea Gill  or call her at (603) 624-1250 ext. 42 for more information or to let her know when you will be attending a Reveal the Champion Tour!

Fueling Dreams Day-Saturday, August 27th-10am - 2pm
This Saturday is Fueling Dreams Day! Make sure you stop into a Circle K location or participating Irving dealer to fuel up! There will be athletes and volunteers as well as Law Enforcement personnel at many locations. Why are they there? To pump your gas, wash your windows and make your day! Athletes and Law Enforcement will be accepting donations to support SONH. For every fill up at one of these locations, Irving Oil will donate $1 to Special Olympics.  Find a list of Circle K stores here and participating Irving locations here.  

Applebee's Dining to Donate-Thursday, September 8th
Join in the fun and enjoy a fantastic meal at any one of the 14 New Hampshire Applebee's locations on Thursday, September 8th. 15% of your check total will be donated to Special Olympics when you eat at an Applebee's between 4pm and 9pm. Please bring in a copy of this flyer or display it on your smartphone or tablet! Click here to find an Applebee's near you! 
Applebee's Tip-A-Cop Events
Members of law enforcement will don a different uniform and become waiters and waitr e sses, working for "tips" while spreading awareness about Special Olympics New Hampshire and the Law  Enforcement for Special Olympics initiative.  All proceeds generated from this event will directly bene fit the athletes that Special Olympics New Hampshire serves!  
Nashua--Thursday, September 1st 5pm to 8pm
Tilton--Wednesday, September 7th 5pm to 8pm
Derry--Thursday, September 8th 5pm to 8pm
We want to hear from you!

We are always looking for new stories from our supporters, volunteers, coaches and athletes about how Special Olympics has impacted their lives. 

If you have a story to share, we want to hear from you!  Please email  Bridget Carleton and include a 2-3 paragraph summary of your story. When sharing your story, please try to answer as many of the questions below as possible.
  • What was your life like before Special Olympics?
  • How and why did you get involved with Special Olympics?
  • How has Special Olympics changed your life?
  • What is your favorite Special Olympics memory?
Friday, Aug. 26-Sunday, Aug. 28th
Farmington, CT

Saturday, August 27th 10am-2pm
Fueling Dreams Day
Circle K & Participating Irving Locations Statewide
Monday, Aug. 1st-Tuesday, Sept. 6th
Special Olympics Promotion
Circle K & Participating Irving Locations Statewide
Monday, Aug. 8-Tuesday, Sept. 13th
Sunday, September 18th
Claremont & Hanover
Saturday, October 1st
Saturday, October 22nd
State Soccer Tournament
Saturday, October 22nd
Red Robin Tip-A-Cop Event
Manchester & Salem
Saturday, October 29th
State Bowling Tournament
Saturday, November 19
State Floor Hockey Tournament



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