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Cam Newton donates his Letterman appearance fee to Wright’s Mill Road Elementary

Cam Newton poses with the faculty of Wright's Mill Road Elementary School before leaving for New York.

Wright’s Mill Road Elementary School will soon be $200 richer thanks to the comedy stylings of Cam Newton.

The 2010 Heisman Trophy winner donated the $200 fee he received for his Monday night appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman to the Auburn school where he regularly volunteers.

“My secretary got a call from the David Letterman show yesterday and said he’d received word that the money [Newton] got for his appearance was to be donated to our school,” said Wright’s Mill principal Lynda Tremaine. “We had to call them back and give them our Tax ID number”

Last week, the school surprised Newton with an assembly in his honor, thanking him for his work with the school’s students and wishing him well on his trip to New York to attend the Heisman ceremonies.

“We’re crazy about him,” Tremaine said. “The children surprised him with songs and a little slide show of his visits here.”

Newton’s mother and grandmother were also in attendance.

“His grandmother said ‘I just wish the whole United States could see this celebration of the kind of person Cam really is,'” Tremaine said. “I think it touched their hearts to see how much love and appreciation we have for him apart from just football, but for all the things he does here.”

And now for a $200 donation (whether he could or could not have actually kept the money per NCAA rules is probably beside the point).

Said Tremaine, “Not every school gets a call from the David Letterman show.”

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