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By EMILY FORD, The Salisbury Post

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Former Carolina Panther Mike Minter has partnered with the to make state-of-the-art fitness testing available to hundreds of Charlotte-area youth.

About 300 student athletes enrolled in Minter’s nonprofit youth program will undergo fitness testing this summer at the $1.5 billion Research Campus.

Minter, who lives in Kannapolis and played for the Panthers for 10 years before retiring in 2007, underwent the testing this week with his sons at the in Kannapolis. ASU is one of eight universities studying nutrition and health at the biotechnology complex.

The lab, directed by renowned exercise scientist Dr. David Nieman, will provide a battery of high-tech tests worth $500 to student athletes for $50, according to a letter of intent Nieman wrote to Mike Minter Enterprises.

For details, see the Salisbury Post report.{{/a}]