Cam Newton Foundation treats students to shopping spree - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

Latest Scores, Headlines and Analysis

Cam Newton Foundation treats students to shopping spree

Posted: Updated:
  • SPORTS</FONT></b></TD><TD WIDTH="70" VALIGN="middle" NOWRAP><b><A HREF="/Global/category.asp?C=1191"><FONT STYLE="FONT-FAMILY:Verdana,Arial; FONT-SIZE:11px; COLOR:#000000; text-decoration: underline;">more >></FONT></A>SPORTSMore>>

  • Blue team beats White team in Auburn A-Day game

    Blue team beats White team in Auburn A-Day game

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-04-20 14:13:23 GMT
    The Auburn Tigers held their annual A-Day spring game on Saturday and it was a blowout as the Blue team dominated the White team 58-3. The high powered Auburn offense picked up right where they left offMore >>
    The Auburn Tigers held their annual A-Day spring game on Saturday and it was a blowout as the Blue team dominated the White team 58-3.More >>
  • Alabama defense dominates spring game

    Alabama defense dominates spring game

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:46:20 GMT
    Blake Sims' bid to replace AJ McCarron as Alabama's starting quarterback hit a snag Saturday afternoon when the Crimson Tide defense dominated the annual A-Day game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.More >>
    Blake Sims' bid to replace AJ McCarron as Alabama's starting quarterback hit a snag Saturday afternoon when the Crimson Tide defense dominated the annual A-Day game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.More >>
  • Bama, Auburn, Mizzou hold spring games

    Bama, Auburn, Mizzou hold spring games

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:47:53 GMT
    (RNN) - Three more SEC teams have their spring football games on Saturday, April 19 as the spring practice season winds down. Auburn's A-Day Game will be televised on ESPN at 3 p.m. ET. The Tigers willMore >>
    Auburn, Alabama and Missouri will finish up spring practice with spring games. Auburn and the Crimson Tide will have their A-Day games televised.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

A former standout football player at Auburn University is making sure a few lucky kids are ready for Monday's BCS National Championship Game.

The Cam Newton Foundation, an organization committed to making a positive impact in youth health and community service, handed out gift cards to 60 kids in Auburn and Montgomery for a private shopping spree.

The Foundation teamed up with Academy Sports and Outdoors for the spree. The sporting goods store is the official sporting goods retailer of the Auburn Tigers. 

The lucky participants were from the Boys and Girls Club of Montgomery and Wrights Mill Road Elementary in Auburn where Newton mentored during his time with the Tigers.

Each student was given $100 to buy Auburn gear including shirts, jerseys, caps and novelty items.

"It's a good blend of everyone getting together to make sure these kids have an enjoyable time watching the game and have some new gear to cheer the team on with," explained Eric Herrera.

"I think he is a very nice guy to do this for us," said Kanita Wright. "Even though he is not at Auburn any more, he is still coming back to help, so I think he is a nice guy."

The Montgomery shopping spree was held Friday morning and 30 students took part. The Auburn shopping spree happened later in the afternoon with the other lucky kids.

Newton, who earned the Heisman Trophy and led the Tigers to an undefeated season in 2010 left for the NFL after Auburn's national championship win in 2010. He currently plays quarterback for the Carolina Panthers.

Copyright 2014 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow