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get great autographs at charity events," Dirk notes. Shane Barbee, a real estate property manager, his wife and their two children are likewise mad about the Panthers. In addition to holding personal seat licenses, the family travels once or twice a summer to training camp. Last year they did a draft-day experience where they toured the locker room and saw the NFC championship trophy and were allowed to take a picture. Then there is Don Stedem, owner of a DJ business. "I bleed Panther-blue blood," he asserts. "I love my Panthers and never miss a home game." He enjoys the tailgating scene uptown, giving out blue beads and wearing his Panther tail. "Kids love it," he says. For away games he heads to Bradshaw Social House, a popular hangout for Panthers fans. horizoneye.com Now open: A full-service, multi-specialty eye care center for South Charlotte residents • Complete optical and contact lens services • Ophthalmology services include pediatrics, cataracts, glaucoma, cornea and retina • Convenient hours & easy-access, first-floor entry Call 704.365.0555 or go to horizoneye.com to request an appointment Location: 11835 Southmore Dr, Charlotte, NC 28277 Across Providence Rd from Providence Country Club Announcing a new site for your sight Superfan Don Stedem (above) is a favorite of Brendan Singleton and other kids who love the Panthers. BALLANTYNE | feature "I bleed Panther-blue blood." – Don Stedem Photo by LunahZon Photography Photo by LunahZon Photography 58 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE FALL 2016