On July 11th, Martin and Jim Moran from Merrimack New Hampshire, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding their 10-year involvement in the Special Olympics.  Martin works at Market Basket and Lavoie’s Farm.  Although basketball is his game, Martin also intends to try out for the golf team for the 2026 Special Olympics.
Jim has been a practicing CPA for over 36 years and is currently employed by Melanson CPA.  Jim also served on the Board of Directors of Special Olympics NH and Gateways Community Services where he serves as Treasurer.
The mission of Special Olympics New Hampshire is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Martin participated as a member of Team New Hampshire in the April 2022 State Games at UNH.  He also most recently participated in the 2022 USA Summer Games in Orlando this June.  Team New Hampshire brought home 135 medals from the competition.  More than 4,000 athletes, 10,000 volunteers, 1,500 coaches, and 20,000 families and fans from all 50 states and the District of Columbia traveled across the U.S. to unite and participate in one of the world’s most cherished sporting events – the Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, Florida.