Henderson County

Welcome to Special Olympics Henderson County!  We are always looking for more athletes and volunteers to get involved! Please see the Current Volunteer & Athlete Needs section below. Special Olympics reveals the champion in us all!


  • Bocce practice will take place on Thursdays starting June 13th.  We will meet at Jackson Park at the bocce court behind the Extension Office.  We will meet from 6:30-7:30pm.  Practice will be held throughout June and July EXCEPT for July 4th.
  • Congratulations to Erin Holland, who was awarded the Pamfilis/Roden/Welch Special Olympics Award at the 58th annual WNC Sports Awards Banquet on May 19th at the Omni Grove Park Inn.  Erin is a 17-year-old junior at West Henderson High School.  She is passionate about cheerleading and dance.  She is a member of the Hope Elite Shooting Stars cheerleading squad and also participates in baseball, dance, karate, and swimming with Special Olympics Henderson County.  She competes in team and duos routines with her cheer squad and also enjoys going to nature camp during the summer.
  • Henderson County is looking for coaches, year-round volunteers, committee members, sponsors and financial partners. Please contact us if you would like more info on any of these things!

Upcoming Events

Special Olympics Henderson County monthly social events
every 3rd Friday evening 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Mud Creek Baptist Church
403 Rutledge Dr, Hendersonville, NC 28739

Monthly Grub Club
every Monday evening
Dana Community Center
403 Rutledge Dr, Hendersonville, NC 28739
More information on Special Needs Grub Club Facebook Page

Special Needs Dance Class
every Tuesday evening 7 – 7:45 p.m., beginning in the fall
Relevé Performing Arts Center
2314 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28791
Classes are free!

Special Needs Sports
For more details, click here.

Current Volunteer & Athlete Needs

For more information please contact Becca Martin or Natalie Stiles at

  • Interested in volunteering with Special Olympics Henderson County? Click here!
  • Interested in becoming an athlete or getting more involved as an athlete? Click here!

Sports Offered

Contact Information

Local Program Coordinators

Becca Martin

40 Preston Lane
Flat Rock, NC 28726
(828) 551-4222

Natalie Stiles

(828) 606-4600

Community Resource Director – West

Lauren Bruce

919-719-7662 x106

VP of Community Resources

Lindsay Waldron

704-358-1935 x161