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Panthers training camp continues through Aug. 13

Play 60 rescheduled for Aug. 11; Panthers Pals continues
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Fans enjoy getting autographs from Panthers players following practice sessions.
2013-07-31

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Carolina Panthers summer training camp continues at Wofford College through Tuesday, Aug. 13, and the public may attend practices free of charge to see their favorites – from third-year quarterback Cam Newtown to rookies here for the first time.

Play 60 Kids Day has been rescheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, on the intramural field at Wofford, near Gibbs Stadium and the practice fields. The event was rescheduled due to inclement weather. Children of all ages will enjoy the Kids Combine that promotes the NFL’s Play 60 youth fitness initiative through a variety of interactive football drills. Making special appearances will be the Panthers’ official mascot Sir Purr and the TopCats cheerleaders. The program is free.

On T-shirt Tuesdays (each Tuesday during camp), following practice, Panthers players will give away a select number of official training camp T-shirts to fans.

Academy Sports + Outdoors continues to present Panthers Pals during most open practice sessions. The program offers children ages 6 to 13 an opportunity to watch part of practice from field level and then spend time with a player afterward. Kids register at the Academy Sports + Outdoors Kids Field located outside the entrance to the practice fields. Five names are randomly selected about 30 minutes before the end of practice. Children selected will receive a Panthers Pals T-shirt and be escorted to a special viewing area to watch the conclusion of practice. The program is free.

Throughout training camp, children and families are invited to make the Academy Sports + Outdoor Kids Field part of their training camp experience. The field offers kids and families the opportunity to bring their own football, play catch and show off their superstar moves before, during and after practice.

Here is the practice and events schedule, subject to change without notice:

Wednesday, July 31 – no practice
Thursday, Aug. 1 – 2:30-4:50 p.m. (Panthers Pals)
Friday, Aug. 2 – 9:15-11:35 a.m. (Panthers Pals)
Saturday, Aug. 3 – 3:30 p.m., Fan Fest (Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.)
Sunday, Aug. 4 – no practice
Monday, Aug. 5 – 2:30-4:50 p.m. (Panthers Pals)
Tuesday, Aug. 6 – 9:15-11:35 a.m. (Panthers Pals, T-Shirt Tuesday)
Wednesday, Aug. 7 – 9:15-11:35 a.m. (Panthers Pals)
Thursday, Aug. 8 – 9:15-11:35 a.m. (Panthers Pals)
Friday, Aug. 9 – 8 p.m., Pre-Season game, Panthers vs. Bears (Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.)
Saturday, Aug. 10 – no practice
Sunday, Aug. 11 – 6:15-8:20 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 12 – 2:30-4:50 p.m. (Panthers Pals)
Tuesday, Aug. 13 – 9-11:20 a.m. (T-Shirt Tuesday)

For information about Play 60 Kids Day or Panthers Pals, contact Laura Corbin, director of news services at Wofford College, at laura.corbin@wofford.edu or 864-597-4180. For ticket information for Panthers games in Charlotte, go to www.panthers.com.