900 Underprivileged Kids Got A Thanksgiving Meal This Week Thanks To This NFL Hero


Carolina Panthers quarterback Cameron Newton hosted the ultimate Thanksgiving party on Monday night β€” complete with more than 800 young guests and a dance contest. 

But it was so much more than that.

Cam's Thanksgiving Jam, an event which serves hundreds of underprivileged kids and their families, is now an annual tradition for the Cam Newton Foundation (CNF)

"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.

According to reports, the event not only featured a traditional meal (served by Newton and volunteers) but a "Dab" contest in which the NFL star challenged young guests to perform his touchdown celebration dance. 

β€œTo 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 β€” 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.

So though Newton's got a great game on the field, we think his moves off the field are even better.

Watch footage from this year's Thanksgiving Jam below:

(H/T: Bleacher Report)