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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 23: A fan tries to keep cool during the game between the New York Yankees and the Oakland Athletics on July 23, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

This is going to be a hot summer and those that are elderly and/or disabled could suffer the most. Mecklenburg County government has stepped in to help by giving away free fans.

The free fans will be given away at 7 different community centers in the Mecklenburg County. A few things that you need to know is that pre-registration is required. This can be done either by phone or online. There are no walk ups allowed and the limit is one fan per person. Please be sure to have your correct identification as well. Here are the community centers you can call to register for.

  • Albemarle Road Recreation Center – 5027 Idlewild Road North, Mint Hill, NC 28227, 980-314-1101 
  • Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center – 2921 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte, NC 28208, 980-314-1111 
  • David B Waymer Rec/Senior Center – 14008 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, NC  28079, 980-314-1127 
  • Eastway Regional Rec Center – 3150 Eastway Park Drive, Charlotte, NC 28213, 980-314-3772 
  • Mallard Creek Recreation Center – 2530 Johnston-Oehler Road, Charlotte, NC 28269, 980-314-1121 
  • Southview Recreation Center – 1720 Vilma St., Charlotte, NC  28208, 980-314-1105 
  • Tyvola Senior Center – 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC  28210, 980-314-1320

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