The Carolina Panthers plan to donate $250,000 to high school athletic programs in the Carolinas that were affected by Hurricane Matthew. An announcement on the Panthers' website says the grant funding is intended to assist in the replacement or repair of equipment, supplies or athletic infrastructure lost or damaged due to the hurricane.

Flooding as a result of the heavy rainfall brought on by the Hurricane closed many major roads in eastern NC and caused mass power outages. Several school systems in NC have closed for the week with multiple games having been postponed or canceled.

High Schools can apply for as much as $20,000 in grant funding. Applications must be submitted by Nov. 11 to be considered. Schools interested in a funding request can apply here.