TRIBUTE TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SPECIAL OLYMPICS AS THEY HOLD THEIR FIFTH ANNUAL FALL GAMES; Congressional Record Vol. 142, No. 143
(Senate - October 21, 1996)

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TRIBUTE TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SPECIAL OLYMPICS AS THEY HOLD THEIR FIFTH 
                           ANNUAL FALL GAMES

 Mr. SMITH. Mr. President, I today recognize the New Hampshire 
Special Olympics participants and volunteers as they hold their fifth 
annual fall games, their second largest event of the year. On October 
26, more than 550 athletes, 200 coaches, and 300 New Hampshire 
volunteers will gather in Concord, NH to participate in the Special 
Olympics fall games. The games, which will be held on the beautiful 
campus of St. Paul's School, are certain to be met with enthusiasm and 
excitement by participants and volunteers alike. I would like to extend 
a special New Hampshire welcome to everyone who will partake in this 
special day.
  Above all else, I would like to recognize the participants. All 550 
athletes devoted countless hours and a tremendous amount of hard work 
and perseverance in preparation for this event. I truly admire their 
dedication and courage as they come forward to compete in these seven 
difficult sporting events. All of them are top-notch athletes and 
should be very proud of their efforts. May all the Olympians enjoy 
their day.
  The New Hampshire Special Olympics fall games would not be possible 
without the help of so many volunteers who work behind the scenes. 
Volunteers are truly essential to the success of the fall Special 
Olympic games. I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the 
New Hampshire volunteers who make this wonderful day possible.
  I would also like to commend New Hampshire Special Olympic's 
executive director, Mike Quinn, and his capable staff. They have 
dedicated countless hours of their time to make the Special Olympics a 
success, and have allowed the residents of New Hampshire to come out 
and show their Granite State spirit.
  Without the support and contributions of a number of sponsors, the 
New Hampshire Special Olympics would not be able to hold their fall 
games. Among these supporters are St. Paul's School, the National 
Guard, Derryfield School, Merrimack County Savings Bank, AMR/Chaulk, 
Ambulance Services, and many more. Once again, I extend my thanks to 
those who made a contribution to this phenomenal program.
  May the fifth annual fall games be a success and continue to flourish 
in the future. I wish all the Olympians the very best as they compete 
in the New Hampshire fall games. We are all very proud of you.

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