It’s been another big year for local Special Olympians. Seven athletes from the Monadnock Region headed to Orlando in June for the Special Olympics USA Games 2022.

Emily Edick of Dublin (Monadnock Valley Patriots), Jack Elkan of Marlow (Keene High School), and Russell Putnam of Alstead (Fall Mountain) are on the Athletics team. Becky May of Keene (Keene Parks & Recreation) and brothers Dylan and Dalton Coyne of Hancock (Monadnock Valley Patriots) are on the Basketball team. Sean Anderson of Alstead (Fall Mountain) and Gail Jarest of Peterborough (Monadnock Valley Patriots) will play Bocce. By the way, Becky May has been participating in Special Olympics NH since she was eight years old.

Team New Hampshire showed determination, sportsmanship and heart and brought home 135 medals and 53 ribbons to the Granite State. Our Monadnock area teams did well and had a great time! You can celebrate their triumphs and highlights from the week at the Games in this YouTube Video. Click here for video.

Find out more about the NH USA Games Team at