Two high schools in Transylvania County, N.C., will receive funding from the Carolina Panthers Charities to help them recover from flooding damage sustained in Tropical Storm Fred in August 2021.
Carolina Panthers Charities will provide $50,000 in flood relief grants to assist Pisgah High School in Canton and Rosman High School in Rosman, according to WSPA-TV. The grant funding is designed to help the schools’ athletic programs replace or repair equipment and athletic infrastructure that was lost or damaged during the storm.
“Tropical Storm Fred and its aftermath was catastrophic for communities in western North Carolina,” said Riley Fields, director of community relations for the Carolina Panthers. “Pisgah and Rosman High Schools sustained significant loss and damage to athletic equipment and school facilities. The Carolina Panthers are providing these grants to assist the schools, and the communities they serve, in returning to a sense of normalcy by funding equipment replacement and critical repairs which will benefit each school’s athletic programs.”
The Pisgah High School principal and athletic director will be presented with a ceremonial check during Friday's East Hendersonville vs. Pisgah football game. The game will be played at Erwin High School in Asheville, which has hosted Pisgah home games this season due to flood damage at Pisgah Memorial Stadium.
Rosman High School will recognize the funding gift during its final home game Friday as the Tigers host Mitchell High School.