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Newton gives back, again

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

On behalf of the Cam Newton Foundation, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton donated to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte but just how much he is donating remains private.

The donation did help fund their Christmas party Tuesday evening at the Discovery Place in uptown Charlotte after BBBS lost a key sponsor.

Newton also surprised the 300 hundred children in attendance by speaking with them and handing out gifts, "I can remember when people talked to me at 8,12,13 and 14 years old in school. I'd always hear them say all the things you could do, or that you could be anything you wanted to be. For it (his foundation) to come to fruition, it means a lot".

Newton also says he's committed to giving back to the community, and hinted that more is to come through his foundation in the next few months.

Earlier this year, Newton also donated $150,000 to local school systems, through his "School Pride Program", something he will do annually.

The Panthers will play the Chargers, this Sunday, in San Diego.

Newton is partnering with the United Way and Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools as part of Project 1,000, an effort to recruit 1,000 volunteers to read, mentor and tutor in the school system.

You can pledge to help out here.

Lean more about Project 1,000.

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