Charlotte, NC A young football fan is all smiles after being given the first touchdown ball at the Carolina Panthers Seattle Seahawks playoff game this Sunday.
8-year-old Isabella Bottomley, the lucky recipient of the ball, was literally jumping for joy when Carolina Panther Jonathan Stewart handed her the pigskin. Her parents, Kelly and Rena share their daughter’s excitement, stating that the whole experience has left them shocked.
The family has never sat front row before and decided treat themselves to the up-close seats, and they all agree that the ball was just the cherry on top of a great day.
Rena, Isabella’s mother, believes that by giving the ball away the Panthers are doing a lot to make games even better for the kids. This statement definitely can’t be refuted, especially when looking at the joy on Isabella’s face after she caught the ball.
Isabella plans on displaying the ball in a glass case in the family home and extends huge thank you to Jonathan Stewart.
The Panthers will play the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday.