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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Fitness
  • Various Recreational Activities
  • Various Sports
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards
  • Accessible areas of building: Parking Area, Front desk/Reception Area; Ramps

Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: All ages to 0-99

Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available

Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program : Services are provided at no cost.

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes

    Accessible by public transportation
  • Transportation Provided by the Program: Yes

    Varies. This depends on the program. Please contact the main office for transportation details.


The Healthy Athletes Program is a global effort within Special Olympics to improve each athlete's ability to train and compete in Special Olympics. It also refers athletes to local health practitioners when appropriate. The Program accomplishes several things:

  • Provides improved access and health care for athletes
  • Allows health care professionals/medical students to learn about the needs of people with intellectual disabilities
  • Provides an opportunity to collect and analyze data on the health conditions of people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Raises public and professional awareness of the health care problems that Special Olympics.

There are currently five Healthy Athletes Programs being offered in North Carolina at various events throughout the year. All of these services are provided at no cost.

Special Olympics Special Smiles - This program offers athletes one-on-one oral hygiene instruction, and a non-invasive oral examination by a licensed dental professional. Referrals for treatment are also made to local dentists.

Special Olympics Opening Eyes - This program provides quality eye health care and appropriate eyewear to Special Olympics athletes.

Special Olympics FUNfitness - FunFitness is designed to assess and improve flexibility, functional strength, and balance.

Special Olympics Health Promotion - The Health Promotion Program empowers and motivates athletes to make healthy lifestyle choices and provides fun ways to increase physical fitness while receiving information on topics such as tobacco avoidance, sun safety and skin care. Health screenings provided include bone minereal density (BMD) measurements.

Special Olympics Fit Feet - Through this program, athletes receive foot and ankle screening for deformities and are checked for proper shoes and socks. Athletes also receive information providing guidance on general foot care as well as toenail and skin care.