Haywood County

Generic Photo

Welcome to the web page for Special Olympics Haywood County!

We participate locally, regionally and at the state level.  All of our programs are offered at no cost to the athletes!  Volunteers make Special Olympics a reality so if you are interested in being a coach, helping at a competition,  or serving on a steering committee; please contact Tim Petrea!

Special Olympics reveals the champion in us all!

You can also find information for Special Olympics Haywood County on the Town of Waynesville website or in the 2018 Special Olympics Haywood County brochure.

Get Involved

Join the Special Olympics Henderson County committee! Learn more


Sports Offered

Contact Information

Local Program Coordinator

Tim Petrea

Town of Waynesville Parks and Recreation
550 Vance Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
828-456-2030 (W)


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.

  • Aaron Hoefs