Carolina Panthers Charities and Bank of America have announced a grant program which will provide $350,000 in funding to assist high school athletic programs in North and South Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Grant funding will assist high school athletic programs in the replacement or repair of equipment, supplies or athletic infrastructure lost or damaged due to the recent catastrophic storm damage. High school athletic programs have the opportunity to apply for grant funding ranging from $5,000 - $20,000. Funding decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis with a focus on serving the greatest needs.
"Hurricane Florence and its aftermath was catastrophic for 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 are pleased to partner with Bank of America to enable schools, and the communities they serve, to return to a sense of normalcy by helping fund critical repairs and infrastructure replacement for high school athletic programs."