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!

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Upcoming Events

Spring Games 2019 

Information will be posted in November 2018

Fall Sports 2018

Soccer and Tennis: 

Practice Dates will be announced in August 2018


Catawba County is in need of a Basketball: 3on3 Coach, please call 828-308-5847 if interested. 

Sports Offered

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Many thanks to Broome Insurance and PDQ for their support of Special Olympics Catawba County! The Car Wash fundraiser raised $1,051.13!

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

Lauren Bruce

919-719-7662 x106

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