Carolina Panthers owner/founder Jerry Richardson will pay the way for all staff members and interns to travel to the Bay Area for his team’s second Super Bowl appearance.
Richardson did the same thing in 2004 when the Panthers went to Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston.
“Mr. Richardson understands that this memorable season would not have been possible without harmony and a complete team effort,” team president Danny Morrison said in a statement to the Observer. “This is not unprecedented as he also provided an opportunity for the Panthers staff to travel to the 2004 Super Bowl in Houston, Texas. It’s an incredibly gracious gift.”
A Panthers spokesman declined to comment on the details of the gift and whether it included hotel accommodations or other expenses.