Caldwell County

Welcome to Special Olympics Caldwell County! “SOCC” serves 400+ children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Training and competition is offered in 8 team sports along with other individual sport opportunities. In addition to opportunities in sports, “SOCC” provide additional programs and activities designed to enrich the lives of our special needs individuals.

Everyone that makes up the “SOCC’ family are grateful for your passion and support of “SOCC”.

Volunteers & sponsors are always welcome and needed. You can help by becoming a Coach, working an event, raising resources and funds or many other opportunities that are available.

Special Olympics Caldwell County (SOCC) invites you to be part of bringing smiles, joy and personal growth to the individuals who participate in the sports and programs offered in Caldwell County. We need your time, talents and resources to keep “SOCC” operating and growing.

Special Olympics Caldwell County (SOCC) Information

Upcoming Events

Spring Games – May 11

9:00 a.m.
Hibriten High School
1350 Panther Trail, Lenoir
(Rain date: 
May 18th @ South Caldwell High School)

Softball Tournament – May 19

9:00 a.m.
Mulberry Recreation Center
720 Mulberry St SW, Lenoir


  • Western Foothills SONC Association organization is moving forward
  • “SOCC” & Caldwell County Recreation Partnership is moving forward
  • Coaches needed for Bocce, Disc Golf, Cycling
  • Volunteers need for Caldwell County School Games

School Games

  • Winter: Basketball Skills & Young Athlete
  • Spring: Athletics (Track & Field) & Young Athletes & Flag Football
  • Fall:  Flag Football

Sports Offered

Fall Sports




Winter Sports

Basketball (5-on-5)



Additional Sports Activities

  • Disc golf
  • Putt putt golf
  • Young Athlete Events
  • Unified Champion Schools Events

Contact Information

Local Program Coordinator


Michelle Bumgarner

5336 Stonegate Farm Drive
Granite Falls, NC 28630

Community Resource Director – West

Melanie Guntner Black

919-719-7662 x133

VP of Community Resources

Lindsay Waldron

704-358-1935 x161

Global Messengers

Global Messengers are Special Olympics athletes who have been trained in public speaking to serve as ambassadors for the organization.  They can recruit potential athletes, volunteers and sponsors through public presentations. To schedule a Global Messenger appearance, please contact the local coordinator.

  • Samantha Byrd
  • Daniel Setzer
  • Brandon Holder