The Carolina Panthers got a new coach on Friday in 7-year-old Aiden Amason.
Amason took over for Braylon Beam, an honorary child coach for the past season through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Beam passed the torch to Amason, who had an introductory press conference in the hour before the start of practice.
Amason, a rising second grader at Hardin Park Elementary in Boone, is getting treatment for Stage 4 Desmoplastic Round Blue Cell Tumors – a rare form of cancer.
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60,000 tickets were given out for the Carolina Panthers Fan Fest practice at Bank of America Stadium. The rain didn't temper the fans excitement for a new season.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton got the fans involved at Friday's Fan Fest by leading them in the wave near the end of practice.