This week, Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper along with community partners the John M. Belk Endowment and Carolina Panthers Charities held an event at Bank of America stadium to help give local educators a boost.
The 60 teachers invited to participate in the Funding “reveal event” were welcomed to the stadium with a blue carpet arrival followed by an opportunity to meet offensive tackle Taylor Moton who gave a “pre-game style” pep talk of encouragement as well as David Tepper who presented the group with this year's funding award. Tepper also expressed fond memories of the impact teachers have had in his life.
The partnership provided a $120,000 mid-year boost to elementary school students and teachers through Classroom Central - an organization that equips students living in poverty by distributing free school supplies. The gift will provide new school supplies to 800 CMS classrooms.
The same partnership group previously provided more than 15,000 backpacks and school supplies to students at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year. A significant gesture that has been greatly appreciated.