WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A special guest made an appearance at Battleship North Carolina Monday morning as part of a service project throughout the Carolinas.
Carolina Panthers Owner David Tepper helped volunteers scrub the decks of the Battleship. The event kicked off the team’s inaugural Keep Pounding Day on May 1.
As part of the event, the team and staff will take part in 25 service projects throughout the Carolinas.
Since Tepper has been with the Panthers, he says there are two ways he wants to win.
“On the field and in the community,” Tepper said. “This is one example of how we’re trying to win in the community. We’ve done other things and continue to do them. We think we have a great group of guys that constantly do things for the community, whether it’s Cam or Greg or a whole host of other guys. We have a very involved team in that respect.”
May 1 was chosen for the inaugural date of Keep Pounding Day in honor of former Panthers player and coach Sam Mills, who wore number 51.
The Panthers presented the Friends of the Battleship North Carolina with a check for $5,100.