CHARLOTTE– The Carolina Panthers are pleased to award 16 uniform grants to high school football programs throughout the Carolinas, six of which are going to North Carolina High School Athletic Association member schools.
The uniform grants consist of actual game-worn and practice-worn uniforms, straight off the backs of the pros! This unique equipment grant is a great opportunity for high school football players to be a pro on and off the field.
“Reidsville High School has a great tradition in football. This is my 23rd season as head coach at Reidsville and we’ve been hit hard financially,” stated Jim Teague, head football coach at Reidsville. “This grant helps allocate needed funds elsewhere and greatly helps our program and our players.”
Farmville Central High School’s head football coach Scott Gardner stated, “Many of my players are big Carolina Panthers fans; this is great that they are able to say they wore what their favorite player wore. Farmville has a great history of football and is in the running for a state title next year, this just gives us the boost we need to make that happen.”
NCHSAA MEMBER SCHOOL EQUIPMENT GRANT RECIPIENTS
School City Head Coach
Goldsboro High School Goldsboro Ray Libbert
Bertie High School Windsor Robert Brown
Farmville Central High School Farmville Scott Gardner
Reidsville High School Reidsville Jim Teague
East Bladen High School Elizabethtown Robby Priest
North Moore High School Robbins Bob Collins
“The Carolina Panthers are thrilled to provide this opportunity to schools in our region, especially when the need for resources is at a premium, but adequate funding may be a challenge,” said Peter Vacho, Carolina Panthers Military & Football Outreach Manager. “Having the basic necessities such as practice gear can go a long way in helping school athletic departments make ends meet.”