Catawba County

Welcome to Special Olympics Catawba County! Special Olympics Catawba County serves nearly 400 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the county. Training and competition programs are offered in eight sports.

Volunteers make Special Olympics programs possible! We need you! Get involved as volunteer, coach or committee member. Join the fun! Special Olympics reveals the champion in us all!

Upcoming Events

SPRING Games 2018
Track and Field
Celebrating Special Olympics 50th Anniversary (1968-2018)

DATE: Friday, April 20, 2018
RAIN Date: Friday, April 27, 2018

TIME: 10:00 AM

LOCATION: Newton-Conover High School
338 W 15th St, Newton, NC 28658

Fall Season Sports 2017

Fridays from 6:00PM to 7:00Pm
Providence Baptist Church
7618 Providence Church Road
Vale, NC 28168

Saturdays-Skills from 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Saturdays-5on5 Team from 3:00Pm to 5:00PM
Lyle Creek Elementary Gym (back of the school)
1845 Edgewater Dr. NW
Conover, NC 28613

Sundays from 4:00PM to 6:00PM
Fred T. Foard High School Tennis Courts
2523 State Road 2036
Newton, NC 28658

Sports Offered

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Contact Information

Local Program Co-Coordinators

Lisa Carroll

7703 River Bend Road
Claremont, NC  28610
828-308-5847 (C)

Irene Gomez (habla español)


Community Resource Director – West

Melanie Guntner

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.

  • Randy Killian
  • Justin Walker