March 24, 2016  

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WMUR-TV's Jamie Staton will be running the 120th Boston Marathon for
Special Olympics New Hampshire!   
With only 26 days until his 26.2 mile run, Jamie's training is well underway.   To show our support for Jamie, we will feature one athlete as Jamie's virtual partner on social media for each of the next 26 days.

Help Jamie meet his fundraising goal! We need 100 people to donate just $26.20 and Jamie will be ready to represent the 3,184 athletes of Special Olympcis New Hampshire.  DONATE NOW! 

Pam Langille is an athlete from New Hampshire and currently competes in Basketball, Cross Country Skiing and Athletics.  Pam also has history of training and competing in Unified Golf and Unified Triathlon both with Special Olympics. She started with Special Olympics when she was eight after hearing about it through her elementary school teacher. She chose Basketball because she played JV Basketball in high school and because her family is very sports orientated. Special Olympics has done many things for her including teaching her to overcome her shyness. Pam competed in the first ever Unified Triathlon during the 2014 USA Games.

Pam's hobbies include bike riding, walking Gabe, her golden retriever, and helping out at Sunday school. She works at Special Olympics New Hampshire as an office assistant. She is the youngest of 12 children and has a twin sister, Patty, who competes in Special Olympics as well.

In 2015, Pam was selected as one of 12 Special Olympics Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers (IGM), who are athletes with intellectual disabilities that represent Special Olympics and their countries as spokes people and advocates.  As a Sargent Shirver International Global Messenger, Pam attended the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, CA and spoke on behalf of Special Olympics.    
The 2016 Special Olympics New Hampshire State Winter Games were lots of fun!  Nearly 300 athletes from across the Granite State met in Waterville Valley to compete in Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowboarding and Snowshoeing.

Thank you to our 2016 State Winter Games Sponsors!

Applebee's, Associated Grocer - Sully's/Harvest Market/Vista, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England, Circle K, Irving, Knights of Columbus, Law Enforcement for Special Olympics, McDonalds - The Napoli Group, Marshalls Tent and Event Rentals, Paul Goyette and Michelle Wheeler of Northeast Planning Associates, TD Bank, Walmart, WMUR and WOKQ

Upcoming Competition & Agon Dates to Remember 

Tuesday, Mar 29th  Area Swim Meet: Q&A Conference Call 
Thursday, Mar 31st  State Basketball Tournament: Registration ends 
Wednesday, Apr 6th  State Basketball Tournament: Coaches Conference Call 
Thursday, Apr 7th  Area Swim Meet: Intent to Participate ends 
Thursday, Apr 14th  Area Swim Meet: Registration ends  
Tuesday, Apr 19th  Area Swim Meet: Final Information 
Wednesday, Apr 20th  Area Swim Meet: Coaches Conference Call 
1,035 Plungers raise $553,461
Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2016 Penguin Plunge Weekend possible.

Penguin Plunge
  • King Penguin: Becky May from the Frozen Sections raised $9,453
  • Little Penguin: Alexander Van Leuven from the Merrimack Friars raised $2,320
  • Chinstrap Penguin: Cindy Bunszel from the Frozen Sections raised $1,505
  • King Flock: Chilly Willies raised $15,125
  • Macaroni Flock: The Frozen Sections raised $25,878

High School Plunge
  • King Penguin: Lindsey Baxter from Winnacunnet High School raised $9,502
  • Little Penguin: Eddie Welch from Pinkerton Academy raised $3,035
  • Chinstrap Penguin: Leslie Reven from Alvirne High School raised $500
  • King Flock
    • Div 1: Winnacunnet High School raised $11,607
    • Div 2: St Thomas Aquinas High School raised $6,090
    • Div 3: White Mtns Regional High School raised $3,929
    • Div 4: Epping High School raised $4,015
    • Other: Next Charter School raised $1,411
  • Macaroni Flock
    • Div 1: Alvirne High School raised $21,114
    • Div 2: Portsmouth High School raised $11,880
    • Div 3: White Mtns Regional High School raised $3,929
    • Div 4: Epping High School raised $4,015
    • Other: ConVal Regional High School raised $449
Thank you to our sponsors ! Marshall Tent & Event Rental, WOKQ, WMUR, McDonald's - The Napoli Group, TD Bank, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England, Dick's Sporting Goods, Papa Gino's Pizzeria, D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches, Amica, NH Parks & Recreation
Meet Liam Drew

Click here to watch SONH Athlete Liam Drew's story. 
199 Dippers raised $98,636
Video by: Tracy Trammell
Thank you to everyone that helped to make the 2016 Winni Dip Weekend the best yet!

Winni Dip
  • Kodiak Bear: Ann Fournier from Strafford County raised $1,688
  • Band of Grizzly Bears: Strafford County raised $6,738
  • Band of Brown Bears: Hillsborough raised $39,338
  • Grizzly Bear: Michael Marcotte from Merrimack Police "Live, Freeze or Die" raised $4,140
High School Dip 
Video by: Devin Poslusny
  • Kodiak Bear: Grace Bonner from Milford High School raised $405
  • Band of Grizzly Bears & Band of Brown Bears: Belmont High School raised $2,750
  • Grizzly Bear: Cassandra Contigiani from Belmont High School raised $1,150
Middle School Plunge
  • King Penguin: Owen Richardson from Gilford Middle School raised $1,450
Thank you to our sponsors: Marshall Tent & Event Rental, WOKQ 97.5, Coca-Cola Bottlers of Northern New England, The Margate on Lake Winnipesaukee, Papa Gino's Pizzeria, D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches and the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association.  
Officials Needed
Applications are now being accepted for Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Floor Hockey, Short Track Speed Skating and Snowshoeing.  All applicants must be currently active officials in Good Standing with their respective Special Olympics Programs. Applicants must be certified by the respective sport federation. Special Olympics athletes as officials and their mentors are strongly encouraged to apply. Application deadline is May 1, 2016.

Saturday, April 9th
State Basketball Tournament
Sunday, April 10th
Prep School Plunge
Sunday, April 24th
Greater Manchester Area Swim Meet




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