It’s been another big year for local Special Olympians. Seven athletes from the Monadnock Region are 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.

Find out more about the NH USA Games Team at