Yesterday's article touched on the concern among Panthers fans that Cam Newton will eventually leave Charlotte for a bigger market. However, that seems to be the last thing on the mind of Carolina's superstar quarterback this offseason.
Newton – who was limited in his public appearances and community outreach efforts during his rookie season – plans to be more visible in Charlotte this year.
In fact, that started last Thursday with the announcement of The Cam Newton Foundation. Newton spoke his in front of crowd about 200 non-profit business leaders at the Fillmore Auditorium in Charlotte, expressing his desire to improve the community and fielding questions from the media.
“To a degree, I didn’t know what I was getting into. And that was in large part (because of) a lot on my plate, starting off with the lockout,” Newton told reporters after the announcement of his foundation.
“I didn’t know how things were going to pan out. During the season, I wanted to be focused on one thing, and that was winning football games. But now I have the opportunity, where my slate has lightened up somewhat, and I’m here tonight to try to open up and embrace Charlotte.”
Newton also explained the origin of his hallmark "Super Cam" touchdown celebration. Check out the video below:
The foundation will focus on raising money to fund youth education and health initiatives. Nothing specific has been announced yet, but Newton says he plans to sponsor several events, including youth camps, 7-on-7 summer football leagues and activities to fight childhood obesity.
For more information, visit camnewtonfoundation.org.
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