Carolina Panthers surprise students with 'promposal' month after SC school hit by tornado

KERSHAW, S.C. (WTVD) -- Less than a month after a tornado devastated a South Carolina high school, the Carolina Panthers offered a 'promposal' to more than 200 juniors and seniors.

An EF-2 tornado swept across North Central High School, destroying classrooms and buses. An EF-2 tornado is considered to be a strong class tornado by the National Weather Service with winds reaching anywhere between 111 to 135 mph.

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"The tornado kind of hit really hard, so this, I think, is part of the memory, showing how much the community is standing behind us," the student body president told WSOC.

Next month, the students who accepted will be attending a 'Great Gatsby-themed' Prom at the team's practice bubble in Charlotte. Not only did the students receive a 'promposal' the Panthers donated $5,000 so the school could replace the high school's football stadium scoreboard.


The Panthers also provided North Central with new weight room equipment, shoulder pads and used practice uniforms.


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