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Cam Newton helps make holidays brighter

By Jonathan Jones
jjones@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and his guests pose by growling during a photo at his "Christmas with Cam" program on Sunday, December 22, 2013. Cam has hosted "Christmas with Cam" for three years including this year. This year's celebration hosted 13 patients from Carolinas HealthCare's Levine Children's Hospital.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Ben Vondrak strikes Cam Newton's Superman pose during Christmas with Cam on Sunday, December 22, 2013.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and his guests prepare to pose for a photo by doing his trademark "Superman" pose during his "Christmas with Cam" program on Sunday, December 22, 2013. Cam has hosted "Christmas with Cam" for three years including this year. This year's celebration hosted 13 patients from Carolinas HealthCare's Levine Children's Hospital. The kids range from 5 to 18 years old.

As Cam Newton waited at the end of a row of parents forming a tunnel, 5-year-old Ben Vondrak sped in his wheelchair toward Newton. The quarterback began backing up until Vondrak put on the brakes while Newton laughed.

“Got a Hemi in this thing,” Newton exclaimed.

Five-year-old Ben Vondrak was one of 13 kids from the Levine Children’s Hospital who attended “Christmas with Cam” on the suite level of the stadium after the Panthers’ 17-13 win. They saw the game from a suite and received an autographed photo of Newton, a personalized No. 1 jersey and a pair of Beats by Dre headphones.

All three times Newton and his foundation have put on the Christmas event, the Panthers have won.

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