Carolina Panthers Event


Carolina Panthers and Military Members to Battle it out Playing Video Games

Wounded Warriors to Lead the Charge into Battle

Sunday, October 30, 2011

CHARLOTTE, NC (Oct. 27, 2011) – Carolina Panthers’ fans, local military service members and wounded veterans will go head-to-head playing video games inside the Purpose Driven Rehab’s amped up 45’ customized gaming RV this Sunday.  Purpose Driven Rehab is a military support initiative in which wounded veterans execute high-energy tailgating gaming events at major sporting venues across the country. The Carolina Panthers will host the tailgating event prior to its game with the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 30, 2011.  Purpose Driven Rehab is part of Pro vs. GI Joe, a 501c3 non-profit organization that in partnership with the USO and Activision Publishing facilitates live online video gaming competitions between professional athletes and American troops stateside and overseas. The Carolina Panthers have been Pro vs. GI Joe supporters since 2009.

Former Panthers All-Pro defensive end Mike Rucker, Panthers Cheerleaders and local military men and
women.  Wounded veterans executing the event are:
Christopher Miller, Army, Task Force Pathfinder, 321st Engineer Battalion
Iraqi Freedom (2007), Traumatic Brain Injury
Jantzen Fraizer, Army, Ranger Sniper, Recipient of 5 Purple Hearts         
Iraqi Freedom (Multiple tours). Several gunshot wounds/Traumatic Brain Injury
Justin Pullin, Army, Combat Engineer
Afghanistan Oct. 2006 to Jan. 2007, Third degree burns to 50% of body


PDR tailgating video gaming event with Carolina Panthers’ fans – activities to include video gaming, contests and giveaways.

SUNDAY, October 30, 2011 from 10:30 to 12:45 p.m.

Bank of America Stadium, Pantherfanz Tailgate. Located in what is known as Pecan Parking Lot # B-3 which is located off of 601 South Cedar Street, Charlotte, NC. From 601 South Cedar Street, walk past Hartigans Irish Pub. Take the sidewalk up towards Bank of America Stadium. PDR RV will be located on the right side of the sidewalk just beforethe railroad bridge overpass.
PDR gaming RV which comes fully loaded with 11 high definition televisions, gaming consoles, custom Xzipit game rockers, satellite internet and DirectTV.

Purpose Driven Rehab is a morale-boosting program that helps young military members who had planned to make the military their lifelong career but were forced out of active duty due to injuries sustained during combat find their post-injury purpose. PDR works to fit the specific needs of wounded veterans as they continue their rehabilitation and recovery process while providing them the opportunity to work with and for their fellow service members, meet with professional athletes and attend high-profile sporting events around the country.


For more information contact Michelle Shorencarrier at 562-980-2908 or email [email protected].