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Teaming up with the Carolina Panthers

Did you know United Way’s partnership with the NFL is the longest running collaboration between a major sports league and a nonprofit?

Here in the Carolinas, United Way of Central Carolinas and the Carolina Panthers are directly impacting our community through various programs and initiatives.

Character Playbook

Launched locally in 2016, Character Playbook is an innovative digital program powered by EverFi that helps students cultivate and maintain positive relationships through adolescence and into adulthood.

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Shop with a Panther

With the help of Academy Sports + Outdoors, local students are gifted a one-of-a-kind shopping spree opportunity with Panthers players and staff.

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Carolina Panthers Player Chris Manhertz Talks Character Building, Mental Wellness with Local Students

May 21, 2020

While continuing to practice social distancing and remote learning, hundreds of students across the Carolinas got to hear from Carolina Panthers tight end Chris Manhertz…

Catching Life Lessons from Panthers Player Torrey Smith During Character Playbook Live

November 29, 2018

It’s not every day that young students get to have a conversation with an NFL star.   But in November, this became reality for more…

Panthers Host Local Educators Championing Character Playbook

August 6, 2018

A new season is right around the corner for the Carolina Panthers, who invited dozens of teachers and principals from across the Carolinas to join…

Character Playbook Live

November 3, 2017

The halls of McClintock Middle School were bustling with excitement as eighth grade students wondered to class before the ding of the bell. Meanwhile, 30…

The Importance of Social and Character Skills at a Critical Age

August 23, 2017

If you’re a Carolinas Panthers fan, you may have been one of the 55,000 attendees at Fan Fest, the team’s pep rally to excite fans…

Local Middle Schools Implement Character Playbook

June 8, 2017

It’s not easy being a middle school student. Young people routinely face issues like bullying and peer pressure, often amid challenging circumstances like unstable home…

Olsen Wins $125k for Character Playbook Expansion in the Carolinas

May 11, 2017

When Greg Olsen was named runner up as the Walter Payton Man of the Year just prior to Super Bowl LI, he did more than…

Carolina Panthers and United Way Volunteers Encourage Students to be Active

October 15, 2016

In October 2016, the Carolina Panthers and United Way of Central Carolinas partnered to host Hometown Huddle at Stallings Elementary School in Matthews. More than…