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Tournament to benefit Cam Newton Foundation

CORNELIUS The Cam Newton Foundation will host 16 teams from the Carolinas for its inaugural Charlotte 7 v 7 high school football tournament on Friday and Saturday at Hough High School, 12420 Bailey Road

Participating teams will compete for several thousand dollars in football gear. Spectator admission is $3.

The high school teams will include Bethane-Bowman, Nation Ford, Burns, North Mecklenburg, Charlotte Catholic, Olympic, Forestview, Providence Day, Hickory, Vance, Hopewell, Victory Christian, Hough (two teams), West Charlotte and Lake Norman Charter.

Each team will have 20 players and four coaches.

Friday is pool play, and Saturday is double-elimination bracket play, based on seeding from day one.

Each team’s players and coaches will receive Under Armour gear.

Prizes for the winning teams include a $2,500 donation to the first-place team’s school designated for football gear, a $1,500 donation to the second-place team’s school for football gear and a $1,000 donation to the third-place team’s school, also for football gear.

All proceeds benefit the Cam Newton Foundation, founded by the quarterback of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.

Newton will interact with the student-athletes and coaches during both tournament days.

Games will begin about 10 a.m. both days.

Marusak: 704-987-3670; Twitter @jmarusak.
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