July 14, 2016  


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LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN 
Fueling Dreams at Circle K and Irving will return for its 17th Year! 

Circle K and Irving Oil will once again team up with Special Olympics state programs throughout New England to raise money for Special Olympics.  SONH is excited to continue our strong relationship with Circle K and Irving.  Beginning August 1st, all Circle K locations and participating Irving locations will sell Special Olympics New Hampshire window clings for $1 to benefit SONH.  Can't wait until then to make a donation?  Visit your local Circle K/Irving store today and make a donation in the  red canister that can be found at every register of a Circle K/Irving store! 
 
In 2015, the Special Olympics Promotion raised over $246,000 in New Hampshire through cling sales, Fueling Dreams Day and a donation from Irving Oil!  Since the partnership started in 1999, Fueling Dreams has raised over $1.6 million for Special Olympics New Hampshire. 
 
On Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Special Olympics New Hampshire local programs and athletes will partner with members of law enforcement to pump gas and wash car windows for the annual Fueling Dreams Day.
 
If you or your local program or law enforcement agency is interested in taking part in Fueling Dreams Day, please contact Director of Development, Chelsea Gill at 624-1250 ext. 42 or chelseag@sonh.org.
 
Special Olympics New Hampshire would like to thank Circle K and Irving for their ongoing commitment and support! 

COMPETITION: It's Time for Golf & Softball!

Mark your calendars and join us for the State Golf Tournament at Nippo Golf Course at 88 Stagecoach Rd in Barrington on Monday, August 2nd and the State Softball Tournament at Wheelock Park at 101 Park Ave. in Keene on Saturday, August 6th! 

Our athletes have been practicing their swings & working on their flexibility in the hopes of bringing home the gold!  Golf athletes will compete in Individual Skills, Individual Rounds of 9 and 18 hole or Unified Rounds (playing with a partner) of 5, 9 or 18 holes. Softball athletes will compete in Individual Skills or as a member of a Unified Team. 

Please come out to cheer on the golfers and softball players!  Just make sure you bring your silent golf claps to the Golf Tournament!

We hope to see you there! 

THE DREAM RIDE-COMMUNITY BBQ

Special Olympics athletes at the Community BBQ in 2015_
Special Olympics athletes at the Community BBQ in 2015. 

Join us on Saturday July 16th at Heritage Harley, 142 Manchester Street, Concord, NH for a Community BBQ from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. To kick start the BBQ there will be a leisurely motorcycle ride around town at 11am that is welcome to all.  Food, music, and giveaways will follow! The Community BBQ is a way to learn more about the Dream Ride while having fun with the Heritage Harley staff, Special Olympics New Hampshire athletes and Dream Ride riders!

The Dream Ride is one weekend you do not want to miss! New Hampshire riders will leave from Heritage Harley in Concord on August 26th and make their way down to Farmington, CT till Sunday August 28th. 

This event offers a life-changing weekend of fun activities for all motorcyclists. This experience will include a motorcycle ride through the rolling hills of Connecticut, Twilight Dream Cruise, a classic and exotic car and motorcycle show, and much more! So start your engine and register now for the 2016 Dream Ride Experience to benefit Special Olympics.  To find out for information about the Dream Ride and register for the event please visit   www.DreamRide.org. 



Thanks to our friends at  Heritage Harley and the  Dream Ride. Hope to see you there!
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Law Enforcement Torch Run-Foundation Golf Tournament
 
We hope you will join us in taking a swing for two great causes!

The Foundation Golf Tournament is back and will be held on Monday, August 22nd at The Country Club of New Hampshire in North Sutton.  This is a Law Enforcement Torch Run event supported by the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs to benefit Special Olympics New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Police, Fire and EMS Foundation. 


You don't want to miss this chance to help out two fantastic organizations while enjoying a day of golf at one of the premier public golf courses in the United States. 
 


Questions, please contact Chelsea Gill at (603) 624-1250 ext 43 or Jim Valiquet at (603) 938-2522
 

PROJECT UNIFY:  3rd Annual Buddy Ball 

On Saturday, June 4th, the  Alvirne High School WATS ( We Are All The Same) club hosted the 3rd Annual Buddy Ball. The Buddy Ball celebrates all the accomplishments and friendships made over the school year through the Unified Soccer, Basketball, Cheer, Volleyball, the Unified Theater and the Penguin Plunge.  Joining Alvirne at the gala were students from Londonderry, Campbell, Nashua North and Hopkinton High Schools.  Dresses, hair styling services, makeup services were all donated, along with catering services, centerpieces, corsages, boutonnieres, water, homemade cookies, favors and door prizes. 

It was amazing night on so many levels. Thank you to all who donated their time, talents, gifts and smiles.  It is a night that they will always remember!       


UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Saturday, July 16th
Heritage Harley Davidson, Concord

Monday, Aug. 1st-Tuesday, Sept. 6th
Special Olympics Promotion
Circle K & Participating Irving Locations Statewide
Tuesday, August 2nd
Nippo Lake Golf Club, Barrington

Saturday, August 6th
Wheelock Park, Keene

Statewide
Monday, August 22nd
Foundation Golf Tournament
North Sutton

Friday, Aug. 26-Sunday, Aug. 28th
Farmington, CT

Saturday, August 27th
Fueling Dreams Day 10am-2pm
Circle K & Participating Irving Locations Statewide
Sunday, September 18
Upper Valley Area Fall Games
Claremont & Hanover

Saturday, October 1st
Andover

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MISSION PARTNERS

 

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