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Panthers Training Camp Kickoff Party welcomes team to Wofford

July 26 celebration surrounds first training camp practice

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Carolina Panthers TopCat cheerleaders and Junior TopCats will be among the entertainment during the 2017 Carolina Panthers Training Camp Kickoff Party on Wednesday, July 26. Practices continue through Sunday, Aug. 13.
2017-07-21

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Carolina Panthers 2017 Summer Training Camp opens Wednesday, July 26, at Wofford College’s Gibbs Stadium with the annual Training Camp Kickoff Party. The celebration is from 4:30 to 9 p.m., with the team practice scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; gates open at 4 p.m.

This is the 23rd consecutive year Wofford has hosted the Panthers Training Camp.

The Training Camp Kickoff Party will feature on-field performances by the TopCats and Junior TopCats, Sir Purr, PurrCussion and Black & Blue Crew, as well as the Mayor’s Ball Delivery, face painting, food, interactive games, sponsor displays and more. Admission and parking are free.

All practices at training camp, which concludes Sunday, Aug. 13, and additional activities are free and open to the public. The training camp and promotional schedule can be found at www.panthers.com/schedule/training-camp.html. Practice times, locations and special events are subject to change without notice.

Training camp once again will offer Panthers Pals, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. Children ages 6 to 13 may register to be a Panthers Pal on selected dates. Five names will be chosen randomly 45 minutes before the end of practice; those selected will receive a Panthers Pal T-shirt and will be escorted to a special area to watch the conclusion of practice.

The Academy Sports + Outdoors Field offers children a great place to toss a football and enjoy active family fun. It is open during training camp practice days and is conveniently located outside the entrance to the practice fields near the main spectator entrance. TopCat Tuesdays will be held Aug. 1 and 8, giving fans a chance to meet the cheerleaders, get autographs and have pictures taken with them.

Fans should review updated directions and parking information available at www.panthers.com/schedule/training-camp/directions-and-parking.html. Access to primary parking lots will be via Pearl Street between Pine Street (from McCravy Drive) and Church Street.

Free shuttle service will be provided from several locations (designated on the map) for fan convenience.