Panthers Help Fund Special Football League In Greenville

The city of Greenville has teamed up with the Carolina Panthers to create a special football league for the community.

It's called the Exceptional Community Football League. The ECFL offers games of football to children and adults with disabilities.

The Panthers donated over $2,000 dollars which helped to get the program started in the East.

The league is held on Saturday mornings at Jaycee Park in Greenville.

Organizers and volunteers say it's a rewarding program to be a part of. Volunteer Todd Wilson says, "You give about 15 minutes of your time and these kids show so much appreciation. They give back 20 times what I give them.

Organizer Scott Lineberger says, "It's so wonderful for the kids to get an opportunity to come out on Saturday mornings and get great exercise and have a lot of fun and you know its great socially for them to be around their friends and everything it's wonderful."

For more information you can call Greenville Recreation and Parks' Specialized Recreation Division at 329-4270 or email

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