CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton has won Nationwide’s Man of the Year Charity Challenge.
The charity challenge, which is based around social media, is a part of the award process that lets fans participate.
Fans can log in on social media and vote for their favorite among the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominees to raise awareness and support for their favorite player’s causes. This is the first year Newton has been nominated for the Man of the Year Award.
Cam got over 600,000 votes and came in first place for the 2019 recognition.
He will reportedly be given $25,000 for the charity of his choice.
The Cam Newton Foundation was established in 2012 with three main areas of focus.
1.) EVERY 1 PLAYS (youth activity, mentoring high school players)
2.) EVERY 1 GIVES (donations and community outreach)
3.) EVERY 1 LEARNS (diversity and societal education)
The foundation has provided $5.13 million in grant funding, year-round programming resources and donations to schools and non-profit agencies in Charlotte and Atlanta.
Nationwide is set to present the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, which has not yet been announced, on Feb. 1 during “NFL Honors,” the night before the Super Bowl.
The prestigious award is given once every year to recognize an NFL player’s work on and off the field and to reward them for having a positive impact on their community.