The Panthers are partnering with Park & Recreation departments across the Carolinas to announce registration is now open for the team's popular Challenger Flag Football League. The league is designed to provide a safe, structured team experience for children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities and is administered locally by Park & Recreation partner agencies. League play will begin August and September and will conclude with a regional jamboree tournament on the Panthers practice fields in October.
The Panthers provide funding support and other resources so the program may be offered at no cost or low cost to participants.
"The Panthers are proud to partner with Park & Recreation departments across the region to provide the Challenger League experience to deserving children and young adults," said Riley Fields, Panthers director of community relations. "The enthusiasm shared by players, volunteers, parents and everyone associated with the program is a testament to the meaningful experience created by the Challenger League program."
Challenger League Registration Information:
Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR)
- Register at www.dprplaymore.org or in person at any DPR Recreation Center
- For more information, call 919-560-4288 or William.Clemmons@durhamnc.gov
Greensboro Parks and Recreation
- Register July 1 until August 11 at 1001 Fourth Street, Greensboro, NC 27405 or
- For more information, call 336-373-2954, email: Sharon.Williams@greensboro-nc.gov or visit www.greensboro-nc.gov/AIR
Greenville (NC) Recreation and Parks
- Register now until September 12th at www.greenvillenc.gov
- For more information, call 252-329-4541
Henderson-Vance Parks and Recreation
- Register now in person at Aycock Recreation Center, 307 Carey Chapel Road, Henderson NC 27536
- For more information, call 252-431-6093 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation
- Registration opens 7/1/17
- For more information, call Stacey Thomas at 980-314-1302 or Stacey.Thomas@MecklenburgCountyNC.Gov
Richland County Recreation Commission
- Register in person at Denny Terrace Community Center, 6429 Bishop Ave, Columbia SC 29203
- For more information, call 803-754-6720 ext. 203
The Panthers hosted teams from the Panthers Challenger Flag Football League for a tournament on the practice field. The program serves children and young adults with disabilities.