Thompson’s fund focuses on dental cleanliness for minimal-earnings young ones

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson is ready to step up on and off the discipline for the workforce this yr.

Getting into his sixth time, and contemporary off a significant contract extension, Thompson is predicted to fill the void still left by the recent departures of Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis.

Thompson has been nursing a sore groin in education camp, but not too long ago informed WCNC Charlotte’s Ashley Stroehlein that he’ll be completely ready to perform Week 1 when the staff hosts the Las Vegas Raiders.

Thompson has also started off the Shaq Thompson Legacy Fund, in section, to aid minimal-money learners with dental hygiene.

“My mother was not capable to just take us to the dentist and get our tooth cleaned every single 6 months,” Thompson told Stroehlein. “I want to make sure these children have a self confidence in their smile. If you have a self-assurance nobody’s likely to break that from you, you might be going to dwell your most effective existence.”

You can enjoy Thompson’s whole job interview with Stroehlein on WCNC Charlotte’s special, “Carolina Panthers: A Year of Uncertainty,” this Sunday at 7:30 p.m.