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Free Krispy Kreme doughnuts Monday for Panthers fans uptown

Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts
Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts Courtesy of Krispy Kreme

Kicking off the week ahead of the Panthers playoff game, Krispy Kreme will be giving away free doughnuts Monday to fans uptown and collecting donations for Carolina Panthers Charities. The daylong event will also feature appearances by Sir Purr and the Panthers drumline.

Krispy Kreme’s mobile store will be parked at the corner of West Trade and South Tryon streets from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There won’t be any appearances by Panthers players, though. The team is sticking to its practice schedule next week to prepare for the Jan. 17 playoff game at Bank of America Stadium.

A Krispy Kreme spokeswoman confirmed that even non-fans can grab a free doughnut Monday.

The drumline is slated to appear from 9:30-10:30 in the morning. The schedule of Panthers mascot Sir Purr is still being figured out.

Accepting donations throughout the day is Carolina Panthers Charities, which provides grant-funding to nonprofit agencies in the region that serve youth through education, health and wellness, and other services.

This isn’t the first time the Winston-Salem-based doughnut maker has engaged with fans this season. Krispy Kreme also gave away free glazed doughnuts to fans waiting for the team to return from their game against the New York Giants on Dec. 20.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta