Panthers Announce Community Captain Program For Schools

CHARLOTTE —The Carolina Panthers believe that there is more to being a great leader than simply having great talent. 

The Carolina Panthers Community Captain program recognizes outstanding high school student-athletes in North and South Carolina who have demonstrated strong leadership skills both on and off the field. The program encourages these outstanding young men and women to continue to be leaders and role models in their communities.

During the high school football season, the Panthers will honor ten student-athletes who excel both on the field and in the classroom, as well as play an active role in their respective communities. In order to be considered for the Carolina Panthers Community Captain award, a player must meet the following criteria:

•     Mandatory 3.0 GPA or higher

•     Voluntary community service record

•     Varsity athlete in his or her senior year

If you know a student-athlete that is worth considering for the Carolina Panthers Community Captain award, please nominate them today or inform the school’s head coach, assistant coaches, principal, or athletic director. Send in a nomination form by mail, email, or fax before September 16th.

Winners will receive acommemorative and official NFL Football and tickets/field passes to a Carolina Panthers game. All Community Captains will be honored during an on-field ceremony at the Panthers home game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 24, 2011.

- Download online at http://www.panthers.com/community/prep-football/community-captain.html