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Challenger Flag Football League Overview

The Carolina Panthers Challenger Flag Football League provides children and young adults of varying abilities an opportunity to participate and interact in an organized flag football league. This inclusive program allows athletes with diverse experiences and skill sets to play football and cheer in a safe, structured team environment.

If you are interested in learning more about this program in an area near you, please check out our community contacts listed below.

Challenger Flag Football League Grant Application

Carolina Panthers Charities is pleased to offer the Carolina Panthers Challenger Flag Football League grant program, which is designed to provide enhanced recreation opportunities for children and young adults of varying abilities in North and South Carolina.

Grants ranging from $1,000-$2,500 are available to help sustain or create Carolina Panthers Challenger Flag Football programs in North and South Carolina. 501(c) 3 non-profit agencies, as well as governmental non-profits are eligible to apply.

Community Contacts

The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, Specialized Recreation & Inclusion Services
Raleigh Municipal Building (6th Floor)
222 W. Hargett St., Ste. 608, Raleigh, NC 27601
Christen Winstead, Program Director

(919) 996-2111


Henderson-Vance County Recreation and Parks
Aycock Recreation Center
307 Carey Chapel Road, Henderson, NC 27537
Kendrick L. Vann, Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Director

(252) 431-6093


Greensboro Parks and Recreation, Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR)
2400 Sixteenth St. Greensboro, NC 27405
Sharon L. Williams, AIR Coordinator

(336) 373-2954


Greenville Recreation and Parks, Exceptional Community
200 West Fifth Street Greenville, NC 27858
Cam McFarland, Specialized Recreation Assistant

(252) 329-4270


Goldsboro Parks and Recreation, Special Populations
901 East Ash Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530
Skylar Kelly, Special Populations Supervisor I

(919) 739-7491


Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, Therapeutic and Inclusive Recreation Services
2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC 28210

Hayley Scanlan, Therapeutic Recreation (Flag Football)
(980) 314-1309

Hailey White, Therapeutic Recreation (Flag Football)

(980) 314-1307

Candice Moore, Therapeutic Recreation (Spirit Squad Cheerleading)
(980) 314-1308


Town of Kernersville Parks and Recreation, Adaptive and Inclusion Programs
125 E Bodenhamer St., Kernersville, NC 27284
Emily Crisco, Adaptive and Inclusion Coordinator

(336) 564-2241


City of High Point Parks & Recreation, Adaptive Sports, Programs & Inclusive Recreation (ASPIRE)
136 Northpoint Avenue, High Point, NC 27262
Leanne Lyons, ASPIRE Supervisor

(336) 883-3481


Parks and Recreation, City of Durham, Special Programs
1309 Halley St., Durham, NC 27707
Deirtra Spellman, Recreation and Service Manager

(919) 560-4288, ext. 27236


City of Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism, Recreation Division
155 Johnston Street (29730), Rock Hill, SC 29731
Garnet Mckeown, Recreation Division Supervisor

(803) 329-5658


Richland County Recreation Commission, Adaptive Recreation
7374 Parkland Road, Columbia, SC 29209
Marilyn Roberts, Adaptive Recreation Program Coordinator
(803) 741-7272 ext.108