Cleveland County

Welcome to Special Olympics Cleveland County! Cleveland County currently serves nearly 200 athletes. Sports trainings take place on Mondays and Fridays from 12:45 p.m.- 2:15 p.m. at area locations. For more specific information, please contact Carol Goforth.


Sports Offered

Contact Information

Local Program Coordinator

Carol Goforth

400 West Marion St.
Shelby NC 28150
704-476-8330 ext.3152 (W)
704-472-4546 (C)
704-476-8313 (F)

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.

  • Sharon Simmons