May 10, 2016  

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Help us at the Summer Games 
Please help us by volunteering at our upcoming Summer Games!

Special Olympics would not exist today - and could not have been created - without the time, energy, commitment and enthusiasm of people just like you, thousands of individuals who choose to take a little time from busy schedules to make the world a better place.   

Please click on an event below to get started.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Emily Groth at or (603) 624-1250 x44.

Upcoming Agon Dates to Remember 

Wednesday, May 11th  Great North Woods Area Summer Games: Coaches Conference Call 
Wednesday, May 25th  State Summer Games: Coaches Conference Call 
Thursday, May 26th  State Summer Games: Registration Ends 
Friday, June 3rd to Saturday June 4th  State Summer Games 
Credentialing at Summer Games

Credentials are required for all athletes and LPVs attending the State Summer Games. 

If your credentials have expired since the 2015 State Summer Games, we will issue new ones using last year's photo and have them available for pick up at Local Program Check-In.

If you did not receive credentials at the 2015 State Summer Games, please either email head shots of athletes and LPVs to Bridget Carleton or contact Bridget and we can arrange coming to a practice to take pictures of your team.  
Thank you Jamie!

A big THANK YOU to Jamie Staton who completed the 120th Boston Marathon and raised $10,579 for the athletes of Special Olympics New Hampshire! 
It's time to complete your Year End Survey! 

Links to the year-end survey were emailed to all school liaisons from Special Olympics/Project UNIFY ( during the second week of April.  Please check your inbox and set aside some time to complete this very important survey before the end of May.

This survey is part of the annual evaluation of Project UNIFY required by the U.S. Department of Education and conducted by the Center for Social Development and Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  

If you are a senior that participated in Project UNIFY during high school, please click this link to take survey.  Please be sure to complete the survey before it closes on June 19th. 
2016 marks the 32nd year of partnership between Law Enforcement and SONH! The Law Enforcement Torch Run will kick off the week of May 16th when the "Flame of Hope" will begin its journey over 800 miles in various legs throughout New Hampshire, serving as the movement's largest grass roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle.
Torch Run participants consisting of every branch of state, municipal, county and federal Law Enforcement and friends of Special Olympics will carry the "Flame of Hope" in one of over twenty torch run legs leading up to the 2016 State Summer Games held at the University of New Hampshire on June 3rd - 4th.   
The "Flame of Hope" will visit our state capital on June 2nd for the State House Celebration at 2:00 pm to honor the SONH athletes participating in Summer Games and serve as the final resting spot before the torch makes its final journey to the State Summer Games.  The Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run covers a span of 33 miles from Concord to Durham. The run will kick off at the State House in Concord in the wee hours of the morning on Friday, June 3rd and culminate at the State Summer Games at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.
If you are interested in taking part in the 2016 Torch Run, please click here for more information or contact Chelsea Gill at (603) 624-1250 x42 or
A special thank you to our 2016 Law Enforcement Torch Run sponsors: Circle-K, Irving, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England, Law Enforcement for Special Olympics and New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police. 

If you participated in the Winter Season, Basketball Season or Winter Water Sports series (plunges and dips), please take a few minutes to tell us about your experience.  Click on a link below to take a brief survey.

 Winter Season Survey 

Winter Water Sports Survey  


Sibs NH is a sibling support group for individuals age 6-18 that have a brother/sister with an intellectual disability and/or chronic health condition.

Please take a few moments to complete their survey which will help them plan for the furture. 
Sat May 16th to Fri Jun 3rd
Law Enforcement Torch Run
Saturday, May 14th
Upper Valley Area Summer Games
Saturday, May 14th
Lower Merrimack Area Sum Games
Sunday, May 15th
Seacoast Area Summer Games
Sunday, May 22nd
Great North Woods Area Sum Games
Fri, June 3rd - Sat, June 4th
State Summer Games




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