Party to kick off training camp

Celebrate the start of training camp with Panthers Party 2009 on Monday, Aug. 3 at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. from 6-9 p.m. Festivities will include performances by the TopCats and Sir Purr with the Panthers practicing at 6:40 p.m. Admission and parking for the event are free.

Panthers Party 2009 will feature contests, giveaways and more in addition to live music by "The Enforcers." Drawings will be held for numerous prizes, including two tickets to a Panthers preseason game and Wofford College football season tickets. The Panthers will set up Junior Training Camp for kids so they can participate in their own version of training camp through interactive football games and drills. Other children's games and face painting will be available. Souvenirs, food and drinks will be sold. (No alcoholic beverages or pets allowed).

Fans are encouraged to wear their best Panthers attire for the Greatest Panthers Fan Contest. The winner of the adult age group (14 and older) will receive two tickets to a Panthers preseason game, and the winner of the child age group (6-13) will get the chance during training camp to be a Panther Pal, where they will have a special opportunity to watch a Panthers' practice from field level and meet players after practice.

All activities will take place behind the Gibbs Stadium ticket office on Twitty Street, overlooking the Panthers' practice fields near the main entrance to the viewing area. For more information about Panthers Party 2009, visit www.teamspartanburgsc.org or call 1-800-374-TEAM.

Fans' first opportunity to see the Panthers take the field this year will be on Monday, Aug. 3 at 9:10 a.m. when the team conducts its first training camp practice. Training camp is scheduled to continue through Aug. 20. All training camp practices are free and open to the public with each session lasting between 90 minutes and two hours. Please be aware that practice times and lengths are subject to change without notice. Get the complete practice schedule.

The Panthers have conducted training camp for all 15 of their seasons at Wofford College, one of the finest training facilities and most fan-friendly training camps in the NFL.

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