Panthers to hold Fan Fest this Saturday

The Carolina Panthers will hold Fan Fest presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina at Bank of America Stadium on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Each fan attending will receive a 2013 Team Roster Photo Card with a Panthers schedule for the upcoming season. Admission is free.

Events will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the Blue 5K Race starting from the East Gate of the stadium. Proceeds from the race benefit Carolina Panthers Charities. Registration is still open and can be found at

The Catwalk area by the North Gate will open at 1 p.m. with interactive games, face painting, and visits by the TopCats and Sir Purr.

Gates will open at 2 p.m. when a passing (ages 15 and under) and a kicking contest (for fans 16 years of age and older) will begin on the field. Following the contests, entertainment will be provided by Sir Purr, the TopCats and the Carolina Panthers drumline, Purrcussion. Practice begins at 3:30 p.m. with stretching and will include individual drills, seven on seven, special teams, as well as team periods.