Special Olympics North Carolina names new co-coordinators for Catawba County

Scott Broome and Teresa Bazzle, both of Hickory, NC, have been named the local program co-coordinators for Special Olympics Catawba County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.

In these volunteer positions, Broome and Bazzle will manage a committee that carries out Special Olympics activities within Catawba County and helps provide sports training, competition opportunities, and health and wellness initiatives for children and adults who have intellectual disabilities. Under Broome and Bazzle’s leadership, the committee will recruit, train and manage local volunteers as well as work to increase athlete participation and raise funds in support of the local program.

Broome works as a managing partner and chief operating officer for Broome Associated Insurance Agency. He also serves on the Catawba County’s Advisory Committee and has been a Special Olympics basketball coach for two years. Broome was previously a chair of the LiveWell Catawba Board of Directors, which is a non-profit organization that promotes healthy living within the community.

Bazzle works as a senior carrier systems engineer for Corning Optical Communications. She has been a member of the Catawba County Special Olympics Steering Committee since 2018. She recruited a team of employees to manage the softball throw event at Catawba’s Spring Games for three years and attended a local coordinator leadership training at the SONC headquarters.

To get involved in Special Olympics in Catawba County, Scott Broome and Teresa Bazzle may be reached at

About Special Olympics North Carolina

Since 1968, Special Olympics North Carolina has used the transformative power of sports to improve the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Nearly 40,000 athletes in North Carolina inspire thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide.  SONC offers year-round training and competition in 19 Olympic-type sports on local and state levels as well as health and wellness initiatives to improve the health status and increase access to community health resources for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Youth become agents of change through Unified Champion Schools, an education and sports based program created by Special Olympics to build an inclusive environment among youth with and without intellectual disabilities as well as empower them to become youth leaders and create change in their community. Visit Special Olympics North Carolina at Engage with us on TwitterInstagramFacebook and YouTube.

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