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Cam Newton feeds over 1,200 underprivileged kids at ‘Thanksgiving Jam’

Cam Newton’s annual Thanksgiving charitable function fed over 1,200 underprivileged children and their families during an event held Monday in Charlotte, N.C., making it the most heavily attended one yet.

Monday’s event marked the seventh year the Carolina Panthers superstar has held “Cam’s Thanksgiving Jam” through a partnership between theCam Newton Foundation and local supermarket chain Harris Teeter.

The meal and associated activities were again held at Charlotte TopGolf, but as opposed to last year, Newton rented out the entire facility as opposed to only two floors.

Newton praised foundation Kim Beal and her team for their accomplishments in organizing this year’s event, which included providing every person who attended Monday’s “Thanksgiving Jam” a second meal to take home.

“Each and every year, my challenge is always to expand and make things bigger. And she came through once again,” Newton said of Beal, via the Panthers’ official site. “We wanted to help as many people as possible.”

Newton hopes to continue increasing the families served through his “Thanksgiving Jam,” saying Monday he hopes to include “hopefully 2,000” next year.

“Just a person that gave them hope,” Newton said of his goals for the annual event and the legacy he hopes to leave behind. “A person that number one played with joy and gave opportunity too. This foundation is more than just me. We give so many opportunities to so many different people.

“I feel like I’m in a position where so many people look at me and what I do and I just want to be able to kind of give back as much as possible so the next person that may be in my position will do the same.”