Cam Newton wins Walter Payton Man of the Year charity award

(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Cam Newton
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Cam Newton /

The Carolina Panthers quarterback won a major award on Tuesday.

Cam Newton continues to make a valuable impact in the community. Tuesday, it was announced the quarterback was the winner of the 2019 Walter Payton Man of the  Year Charity Challenge.

For those who don’t know, the award rewards NFL players for having a positive impact in the community. For those who live in the Carolinas, this should come as no surprise. Newton has done a ton for the community. From his annual Thanksgiving jam event to  playing his role as Santa around the community during Christmas time, Newton has always made it a point to make an impact in Charlotte.

With Newton winning the award, he now gets $25,000 to the charity of his choice. He got over 600,000 votes for the 2019 award and the fans certainly did their part. All across the Cat Crave timeline, I was seeing  retweets helping Cam’s cause every day. A shutout certainly goes to you guys for helping him win the award.

Cam Newton and his foundation have provided $5.13 million in grant funding, programming resources, and donations to schools in Charlotte and Atlanta. He truly has made it a point to help those in need, and for all the flak he gets in regards to his play on the field, he perhaps plays a bigger part off it. I’m thrilled that he got the opportunity to help his foundation. Hopefully, he will be able to continue his efforts for years to come. He is a huge part of the Carolinas community.

I can’t wait to see what he does next year in all aspects of the Carolina Panthers organization. He truly tries his best to make a positive impact, and I credit him for that. In a day and age where athletes and life in general are moving fast, it is nice to see a player who still cares so much about the fans and communities he is close to.