Carolina Panthers, CMS hosting girls flag football league championship at Bank of America Stadium

CHARLOTTE — The Carolina Panthers and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Athletics will be hosting the final game of the new CMS High School Girls Flag Football League.

The game is set to take place from 8 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on May 15 at Bank of America Stadium.

The creation of the league was previously announced on February 1 with student-athletes participating in a game in celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

Twenty high school teams are a part of the league. Those include:

  • Ardrey Kell Knights
  • Butler Bulldogs
  • Catholic Cougars
  • Chambers Cougars
  • East Mecklenburg Eagles
  • Garinger Wildcats
  • Harding Rams
  • Hopewell Titans
  • Hough Huskies (2 teams)
  • Independence Patriots
  • Mallard Creek Mavericks
  • Myers Park Mustangs
  • North Mecklenburg Vikings
  • Olympic Trojans
  • Phillip O. Berry Cardinals
  • Rocky River Ravens
  • South Mecklenburg Sabres
  • West Charlotte Lions West Mecklenburg Hawks

The intramural club-level program was designed to provide high school girls the opportunities to participate in the fast-growing sport of flag football, event organizers said.

Carolina Panthers Charities said it has provided $50,000 in program funding, school resources and custom Nike school uniforms.

“The partnership with CMS Athletics to pilot the Girls High School Flag Football League has proven itself to be a significant opportunity for female student-athletes,” Carolina Panther’s Director of Community RelationsRiley Fields said. “We are thrilled to provide teams with the opportunity to conclude their seasons at Bank of America Stadium knowing they have laid the groundwork for future opportunities for girls in other school districts in our region. We are excited about the continued growth of the sport.”

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