Panthers award flood relief grants

Carolina Panthers Charities have awarded $250,000 in flood relief grants to 19 high schools in South Carolina. The grants are designed to assist athletic programs in the replacement or repair of equipment, supplies or athletic infrastructure lost or damaged as a result of the catastrophic flooding that impacted large portions of South Carolina in October.

In the immediate aftermath of the storm, Carolina Panthers Charities gave the region's high school athletic programs the opportunity to apply for grant funding to assist in their recovery efforts. The high schools were approved through a rolling application process, which awarded grants ranging from $1,500 to $25,000 based on need.

FLOOD RELIEF GRANT RECIPIENTS
SCHOOL LOCATION
A.C. Flora High School Columbia, S.C.
Carolina Forest High School Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Carvers Bay High School Hemingway, S.C.
C.E. Murray High School Greeleyville, S.C.
Conway High School Conway, S.C.
Georgetown High School Georgetown, S.C.
Green Sea-Floyds High School Green Sea, S.C.
Hartsville High School Hartsville, S.C.
Hemingway High School Hemingway, S.C.
Kingstree High School Kingstree, S.C.
Laurens High School Laurens, S.C.
Loris High School Loris, S.C.
Marlboro County High School Bennettsville, S.C.
North Myrtle Beach High School Little River, S.C.
Richard Winn Academy Winnsboro, S.C.
St. James High School Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Scott's Branch High School Summerton, S.C.
Swansea High School Swansea, S.C.
W.J. Keenan High School Columbia, S.C.

"The devastation of the recent flooding events was catastrophic for many communities across the region, with many high schools sustaining loss or damage to athletic equipment or facilities," said Riley Fields, Carolina 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 needs of high school athletic programs."

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