CHARLOTTE, NC — Carolina Panthers Charities and Bank of America have announced the roster of North and South Carolina high school athletic programs that are sharing in $250,000 in Hurricane Florence disaster relief grants.
The grants are designed to assist high school athletic programs in the replacement or repair of equipment, supplies or athletic infrastructure lost or damaged during the storm.
The region’s high school athletic programs had the opportunity to apply for grant funding up to $20,000 from Carolina Panthers Charities and Bank of America to assist in their storm recovery efforts. 17 high schools have been awarded grants through a rolling application process.
Grant awards range from $3,000- $20,000. Funding decisions were made based on specific requests from schools with a focus on serving the greatest needs.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association and South Carolina High School League partnered in the effort in promoting the funding opportunity to schools.
“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.”
“Bank of America has a long-standing commitment to supporting our local communities,” said Charles Bowman, bank of America’s Charlotte market president. “We’re proud to partner with the Carolina panthers on this initiative as part of our on-going support of multiple hurricane recovery efforts.”
The following North and South Carolina high schools received relief grants:
- Dixon High School – Holly Ridge, NC – $10,000
- East Duplin High School – Beulaville, NC – $9,500
- Fairmont High School – Fairmont, NC – $20,000
- Jones Senior High School – Trenton, NC – $7,000
- Latta High School – Latta, SC – $20,000
- Lumberton High School – Lumberton, NC – $20,000
- Marion High School – Marion, SC – $18,500
- Marlboro County High School – Bennettsville, SC – $20,000
- Mullins High School – Mullins, SC – $8,000
- North Brunswick High School – Leland, NC – $20,000
- Pender High School – Burgaw, NC – $7,000
- Richlands High School – Richlands, NC – $20,000
- South Columbus High School – Tabor City, NC – $3,000
- Terry Sanford High School – Fayetteville, NC – $10,500
- Topsail High School – Hampstead, NC – $20,000
- Wallace-Rose Hill High School – Teachey, NC – $17,000
- Westover High School – Fayetteville, NC – $19,500