My name is Jamie Staton, I am a Sports Anchor for WMUR-TV. For the second straight year, I am honored to be representing Special Olympics New Hampshire in the Boston Marathon. The 2017 Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, April 17. The athletes of Special Olympics New Hampshire represent the absolute best in sports; dedication, teamwork, and tremendous spirit. By getting the most out of their talents, they are true champions. I am excited to train with these athletes and to represent them on the biggest of running stages, the 121st Boston Marathon. Thank you for your generosity in supporting these terrific athletes.
About Special Olympics New Hampshire:
Special Olympics New Hampshire is a sports organization, promoting true competition in fourteen sports during six seasons. We believe that sports can teach us all important lessons. When we train and strive for a goal, it teaches us to dream. When we struggle, it teaches us determination. When we win, we find joy and if we lose, we can find the strength to try again.
At Special Olympics, we have the same expectations for our 3,204 athletes as we’d have for any other athlete, to try hard, to compete fairly, to follow the rules and to do their best. These expectations help our athletes learn new skills, build confidence and reach their goals – both on and off the playing field.
People with intellectual disabilities are excluded and discriminated against every day. It’s time we team up and take to the field to change this. Together, as one, intolerance and injustice don’t stand a chance.