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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Fall Sports 2018

Swimming (Aquatics)
Begins Sunday, January 20
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Lenoir-Rhyne University at Shuford Physical Education Center Pool
625 7th Avenue NE, Hickory NC 28601
Athletes must be at least 8 years old (beginners welcome) and the last day for athletes to register is January 27, 2019.

Bowling: To Be Announced by January 31, 2019

Softball: To Be Announced by January 31, 2019

Upcoming Events

Spring Games 2019
Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at 930AM
Rain Date: Friday, May 10th, 2019 at 930AM
Location: Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds
1127 US-70, Newton, NC 28658

Sports Offered

More News

For the 3rd year running, Western Catawba County Kiwanis donated proceeds from the 2018 Crawdads Concession Fundraiser to Special Olympics-Catawba. Parents of Special Olympic athletes worked along side the Kiwanis for three Saturdays resulting in the $2,325.00 donation.

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 Coordinator

Brett Christy
Phone: 828-443-2765

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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