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Panthers award 10 grants for NFL FLAG programs

CHARLOTTE – The Panthers have awarded ten $1000 grants to park and recreation departments and other agencies across the Carolinas through the team's 2017 NFL FLAG grant program. Each grant provides funding to assist agencies in developing their own NFL FLAG youth leagues. 

"The Carolina Panthers are pleased to assist park and recreation departments and youth service agencies in the development of new NFL FLAG leagues," said Riley Fields, Panthers Director of Community Relations. "These agencies provide important participation opportunities for children and communities across our region. NFL FLAG is a terrific way for kids to learn football basics, develop physical skills and enjoy the experience of playing on a team." 

The Panthers' 2017 NFL FLAG grant recipients are:

  •  Aberdeen P&R
  •  Burlington R&P
  •  Edgewood Community Center
  •  Lillington P&R
  •  Roanoke Rapids P&R
  •  Sampson County P&R
  •  Siler City Youth Football
  •  Southern Pines R&P
  •  Transylvania County P&R
  •  Village of Pinehurts P&R

The NFL FLAG program offers boys and girls aged 5-17 the opportunity to play organized, non-contact football while learning important fundamentals and skills. Over 350,000 youth participate in NFL FLAG nationwide. Teams who participate in NFL FLAG have the opportunity to take part in regional tournaments hosted by NFL clubs, as well as qualify for the NFL FLAG National Championships which take place during NFL Pro Bowl Week in Orlando, FL. 

For more information on NFL FLAG, or to find an existing league, please visit

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