The fourth annual Santa Cam’s Surprise Sleigh made its way around Charlotte spreading holiday spirit on December 19, 2017. Santa Cam’s Surprise Sleigh made its first stop of the day at Sedgefield Middle School, where over 100 school personnel members (including teachers, custodians, lunch staff and bus drivers) were surprised with $150 Visa gift cards! Cam and his crew of volunteer “elves” also visited several classrooms and brought laughter and jokes to many students and staff.
After visiting Sedgefield Middle School, Santa Cam’s Surprise Sleigh made its way to Second Harvest Food Bank for a Senior Surprise party! Cam was welcomed at his second stop by over 200 seniors who were already having a great time – dancing, playing games, singing karaoke and more. The seniors were planning to be at a football-themed holiday gathering but never expected Cam to show up. Before the Sleigh left the party, he made sure to leave behind a $25,000 cash donation to Second Harvest Food Bank’s “Second Helping” program, as well as Panthers fleece blankets to everyone attending.
Santa Cam’s Surprise Sleigh was on the move again….this time visiting a mobile pantry distribution at Devonshire Elementary. Cam spent time filling up food and toiletry bags for hundreds of families before presenting the Second Harvest Food Bank “School-Based Mobile Pantry” program a donation of $25,000.
The final stop of the Sleigh was Thomasboro Academy, where Cam made his first community appearance as a Carolina Panther in 2011. Cam was greeted by 25 surprised families before starting a cooking demonstration with Food Lion Chef, Chef Monica. Cam and the Chef prepared a three-course meal, and the families enjoyed the appetizers, main course and dessert. After Cooking with Cam, each family received a $500 Food Lion gift card, as well as all the ingredients that were used to prep the meal served to them that evening.
A special thanks to Food Lion, Second Harvest Food Bank and City Chevrolet for helping to make our fourth annual Santa Cam a huge success!