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Carolina Panthers to donate $250K to high school athletic programs impacted by hurricane

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers are roaring to the rescue.

The Panthers, alongside the North Carolina High School Athletic Association and South Carolina High School League, is providing a $250,000 grant to help high school athletic programs in North and South Carolina that have been impacted by Hurricane Matthew and its devastating statewide aftermath.

The grants are set up to assist in the replacement of equipment, supplies or athletic infrastructure lost or damaged. Grant applications will be reviewed on a regular basis with a deadline of Nov. 11.

“The recent hurricane and subsequent flooding events have been devastating for many communities across the region, with many high schools sustaining loss or damage to athletic equipment or facilities,” said Riley Fields, Panthers director of community relations. “The Carolina Panthers hope this grant funding will enable schools, and the communities they serve, to return to a sense of normalcy by helping meet the important basic needs of high school athletic programs.”

In Oct. 2015, the Panthers helped 19 high schools in South Carolina by providing a $250,000 grant following mass flooding in the area.

Download the grant application here.