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.

A.C. Flora High SchoolColumbia, S.C.
Carolina Forest High SchoolMyrtle Beach, S.C.
Carvers Bay High SchoolHemingway, S.C.
C.E. Murray High SchoolGreeleyville, S.C.
Conway High SchoolConway, S.C.
Georgetown High SchoolGeorgetown, S.C.
Green Sea-Floyds High SchoolGreen Sea, S.C.
Hartsville High SchoolHartsville, S.C.
Hemingway High SchoolHemingway, S.C.
Kingstree High SchoolKingstree, S.C.
Laurens High SchoolLaurens, S.C.
Loris High SchoolLoris, S.C.
Marlboro County High SchoolBennettsville, S.C.
North Myrtle Beach High SchoolLittle River, S.C.
Richard Winn AcademyWinnsboro, S.C.
St. James High SchoolMurrells Inlet, S.C.
Scott's Branch High SchoolSummerton, S.C.
Swansea High SchoolSwansea, S.C.
W.J. Keenan High SchoolColumbia, 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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