Carolina Panthers quarterback Cameron Newton hosted the ultimate Thanksgiving party on Monday night — complete with more than 800 young guests and a dance contest.
But it was so much more than that.
"The CNF is committed to enhancing the lives of youth by addressing their educational, physical, and social needs," according to the foundation's website.
Moreover, the families who attended the event are members of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina's Kids Cafe Program, a program that started in 1989 when two hungry kids broke into a community kitchen. Now, the organization helps provide at-risk kids with meals, snacks, education, and a safe environment.
“To see the kids, to see the parents, and to share a plate, a moment, a conversation with them is always beneficial for both parties," Newton told WSOC-TV at the event.
The CNF has hosted a slew of awesome events over the years, including the 2015 Kids Rock! Gala, the Kick It With Cam! Celebrity Kickball Tournament, and 2015's School Pride Day — an event which brought together middle school students from various schools to show their school spirit and partake in various physical and educational games.
Of course, Newton was there to cheer them on.