Community Captains Program Returns

The Carolina Panthers believe that there is more to being a great leader than simply having great talent.

The Community Captain program recognizes outstanding high school football student-athletes in North and South Carolina who have demonstrated strong leadership skills both on and off the field and encourages these future college and NFL players to continue to be leaders and role models in their communities.

During the 2008 high school football season, the Panthers will honor ten elite student-athletes who excel both on the field and in the classroom, as well as play an active role in their respective communities with the great honor and distinction of being a Community Captain. In order to be considered for a Community Captain award, the player must meet the following criteria:

  • Mandatory 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Division I Football Recruit/Potential Scholarship Athlete
  • Voluntary Community Service Record (Ex. Camp Instructor, Participation with School Food Drive/Toys for Tots program, Mission Trips, Visits to Nursing Home/Hospital, Participation with Local Boys & Girls Club/YMCA programs, or other worthwhile outreach service projects).

Winners will receive an authentic Community Captain jersey and will have the opportunity to participate in select team community events with current Panthers players. In addition, all Community Captains will be honored during an on-field ceremony at the Panthers home game versus the Denver Broncos on December 14.

If you know a student-athlete that is worthy of being named a Carolina Panthers Community Captain, please inform the school's head coach or assistant coaches, principal, or athletic director. You may send in the following application by mail, email, or fax.

Note: Only nominations from high school football coaches, principals, athletic directors, or local media are accepted.

The deadline to submit your applications is Friday, September 5th. However, the Carolina Panthers strongly encourage and request that you submit your applications as soon as possible to increase the student's chances of winning this prestigious award.

Submit Nominations
by mail/email/fax to:
Brian Rosen
Carolina Panthers
800 South Mint Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-358-7809 Fax: 704-358-7618
Click here to download the nomination form

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