SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Before the Panthers kicked off training camp Wednesday night, the team presented the City of Spartanburg's Northside Development Initiative with a $200,000 grant. The funding will support construction of a new community athletic field at the TK Gregg Recreation Center. The field will serve the Spartanburg Park & Recreation Department's Little Vikings youth football program and other community recreation opportunities by providing increased programming flexibility and a safe and durable playing surface.
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera presented the ceremonial check to former Spartanburg mayor and Northside Initiative chair Bill Barnet and Spartanburg Community services director Mitch Kennedy. They were joined by youth players from the Little Vikings program.
View photos from Carolina's first practice at Gibbs Stadium.