North Carolina

Gaston County Celebrates Hometown Grant

On behalf of the NFL and the dairy farm families of North Carolina, the Carolina Panthers and The Dairy Alliance presented Gaston County Schools with a $10,000 Hometown Grant to help provide accessible breakfast meals to its students through mobile kiosks for a grab-and-go service. Carolina Panthers kicker and Fuel Up To Play 60 Player Ambassador Graham Gano, cornerback James Bradberry, Panthers mascot Sir Purr and Top Cats cheerleaders were on hand for the interactive fitness challenges in the pep rally at Robinson Elementary School. Gaston County's own local dairy farmer Cameron Eaker was featured in the trivia section of the pep-rally, describing the process of milking 500 cows daily on his dairy farm. Angela Calamia, Director of Child Nutrition for Gaston County Schools, stated, 'We're very grateful for the resources from Fuel Up to Play 60 and our North Carolina dairy farm families who make healthier eating and the right amount of activity a reality for our students."