Cam Newton hit the road with Conn’s Home Plus and Academy Sports to spread cheer throughout the Charlotte community; $100,000 worth of cheer to be exact.
Santa Cam started out at Shamrock Gardens Elementary where he handed out 180 bikes, helmets, and bike locks to first and second graders. The school went from a Title 1 “D” school to a “B” due to the growth in reading and writing. It is likely that the school will be recognized as a top school in NC when the rankings come out.
Newton, rocking a Meshika hat instead of a traditional Santa cap, moved on to the Second Harvest Food Bank for his next stop. Greeleyville Elementary School was also in the house after traveling four hours to Charlotte. The food bank received a $10,000 Conn’s gift card for kitchen equipment while the kids were gifted with Under Armour beanies and backpacks and a jam session with Cam.
The day continued with a stop at the Urban Ministry Center where the shelter received a $15,000 cash donation and a $5,000 gift card from Conn’s. Cam also handed out gift bags before heading for stop number four at the Bethlehem Center. Kids at the center’s afterschool program were pleasantly shocked to see Newton stride into the center and hand out slices of pizza. The program was gifted a $15,000 cash donation, a $5,000 Conn’s gift card, and new laptops.
Santa Cams Surprise Sleigh closed out the evening with a good Zumba session and another giveaway at the Camino Community Center. The center received another $15,000 and a $5,000 Conn’s gift card. Santa Cam’s Surprise Sleigh was busy from noon until sunset and or course any old Santa cap wouldn’t do; Cam wore his one of his signature Meshika hats to complete his Santa Drip.
Flip through the pages for photos from the day courtesy of Panthers.com and The Observer.Tags: Cam Newton, Cam Newton Foundation, Carolina Panthers, Santa Cam