Carolina Panthers Charities announced Wednesday they will provide $250,000 in grant funding to assist high school athletic programs in North and South Carolina that have been impacted by Hurricane Matthew and its aftermath.
The grants are designed to aid in the replacement or repair of equipment, supplies or athletic infrastructure lost or damaged due to the hurricane.
Grant applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a deadline for consideration of November 11.
The Panthers team will work with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association and South Carolina High School League and other partnership agencies to distribute the grant application to member schools.
"The recent hurricane and subsequent flooding events has been devastating for many communities across the region, with many high schools sustaining loss or damage to athletic equipment or facilities," said Riley Fields, Panthers Director of Community Relations.