Area high schools to receive grants from Carolina Panthers, Bank of America

Area high schools to receive grants from Carolina Panthers, Bank of America

CHARLOTTE, NC (WECT) - The Carolina Panthers and Bank of America are giving $250,000 in Hurricane Florence disaster relief grants to 17 high schools in North and South Carolina.

East Duplin, North Brunswick, Pender, South Columbus, Topsail, and Wallace-Rose Hill high schools were all selected to receive money.

The grants will help high school programs replace or repair equipment, supplies or athletic infrastructure lost or damaged during the storm.

Grants given range from $3,000-$20,000 and were made by requests from schools and focused on the greatest needs.

“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,” Carolina Panthers Director of Community Relations Riley Fields said in a Panthers news release. “The Carolina Panthers are pleased to partner with Bank of America to enable schools, and the communities that they serve, to return to a sense of normalcy by helping fund critical repairs and infrastructure replacement for high school athletic programs.”

School City Grant Amount

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

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