Carolina Panthers and former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is hosting one of his biggest charity events in Charlotte this week as Thanksgiving approaches.
As reported by TMZ, Newton will be hosting his annual “Cam’s Thanksgiving Jam.” Newton will provide 1,200 food-insecure kids and their families with a turkey. Each family will get a turkey to take home as well.
This is the seventh annual Thanksgiving Jam. Newton's holiday bash includes meals, games, music and face painting. This is 400 more families than usual, as Newton normally hosts 800 families at the event.
"There’s never enough tings you can do for a community," Newton told the Charlotte Observer last year. "Nights like tonight are important to me and will forever be important to me.”
This is one of many events that Newton hosts throughout the year. The 2010 Heisman Trophy winner also hosts a kickball tournament each summer to work with the Make-A-Wish-Foundation, dubbed “Kicking it with Cam.”
Last week, Newton spent time at the Marsh Road Boys and Girls Club in Charlotte as a part of his foundations partnership with Lowe’s to help improve teen centers in the Charlotte area.
"This is needed in the communities that may not have the best," Newton said. "I am just happy to see this done."
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