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Charlotte, NC- The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department and Special Olympics North Carolina will present the second annual Young Athletes Field Day on Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Families with children with disabilities, ages 2-7, are invited to participate in this free event held at the Queens University Sports Complex at Marion Diehl Park, 2229 Tyvola Road, Charlotte.

The Field Day will consist of different skill and play stations focusing on throwing, catching, kicking, jumping, balance, relays and more. Other activities include inflatables, bubbles, music, dancing, and a visit from Carolina Clowns.

Young Athletes is a Special Olympics outreach program that introduces sports to children under the age of 7. Throughout the 2010-2011 school year, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation provided weekly Young Athletes activities to 13 classrooms in CMS preschools. The Field Day is open to the community as the year-end celebration of this in-school program.

Participants can register on-site or by contacting Angela Conti at 704-432-4239. Registered participants will receive a free Young Athletes T-shirt while supplies last.