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Programs

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is committed to running programs that align with the foundation's mission and support the New England region.


Pro Bono Legal Services Alliance

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and global law firm, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP have created a pro bono legal services alliance. With this alliance, NEPCF will use its community outreach, which includes thousands of nonprofit organizations in New England, to identify potential clients that require legal services, but lack sufficient funding to pay for legal counsel. If the cases and the organizations meet NEPCF's and Morgan Lewis' requirements then Morgan Lewis will assist and provide the needed legal services without charge. For more information and to download the required intake form, please click here.



Blood Drive


The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation continues their efforts to increase awareness of the importance of blood and platelet donation with a blood drive at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Kraft Family Donor Center. During the drive all successful donors receive special Patriots-themed gifts and are entered into a drawing for autographed prizes.

To watch the blood drive PSA, click here.


Myra Kraft Community MVP Award


Each year, the Kraft family and the Patriots honor volunteers of the New England community for their service to nonprofit organizations around the region through the Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards. In 2011, the Kraft family and Patriots Charitable Foundation announced the renaming of the award to the Myra Kraft Community MVP Award, in honor of Myra's life-long commitment to giving to others through volunteerism. Each year, Myra Kraft Community MVP winners are recognized for their leadership, dedication and a commitment to bettering their communities during a luncheon at Gillette Stadium with a donation made in their name to the nonprofit organization for which they volunteer. Nominations traditionally open in the spring for 30 days. Please check back here for the most current information.



In June of 2013, the Perkins School for the Blind was awarded the $25,000 grand prize in honor of Joe Markarian, a 92 year old man who has spent the last 26+ years constructing well over 800 custom made learning devices for children who are blind, deaf blind or suffering from other learning disabilities.
Myra Kraft Community MVP Award Testimonial
By 2013 Grand Prize Winner: Joe Markarian | Perkins School for the Blind: $25,000 grant winner

"Perkins has done more for me than I have ever done for Perkins. Volunteering in the Assistive Device Center has given me the opportunity to feel like I have contributed to something important during my retirement years. I feel really honored and surprised by this recognition."

"I'm so grateful and so happy that Perkins is going to benefit from this. Perkins has done so much for me so I feel like I owe them anyway. I would really like to thank Myra Kraft because I think she had the big part to do with this."

Below is a list of the 2013 Myra Kraft Community MVP Award winners:

2013 MYRA KRAFT COMMUNITY MVP AWARD WINNERS

  NAME

HOMETOWN

ORGANIZATION

  $25,000 Grand Prize Winner

  Joe Markarian

Watertown, Mass.

Perkins School for the Blind

  $10,000 Second Prize Winners

  Coreena Behnke

Yarmouth, Maine

Amy St. Laurent Foundation

  Shirley Fredlund

New Milford, Conn.

Voice for Joanie, Inc.

  Laurie Goguen

Nashua, N.H.

New Hampshire Partnership for Successful Living

  Stephen Hume

Wilbraham, Mass.

Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter

  Georgette Levesque

Manchester, N.H.

VA Medical Center

  Kathleen Murphy

Providence, R.I.

San Miguel School

  Jason Sissel

Boston, Mass.

Endure to Cure Pediatric Cancer Foundation

  Frances Sytek

Colebrook, N.H.

Helping Hands North, Inc.

  Marie-Claude Thompson

Cambridge, Mass.

Earthen Vessels, Inc.

  Caroline Troise

Providence, R.I.

Rhode Island Free Clinic

  $5,000 Third Prize Winners

  Jackie Curtis

Mansfield, Mass.

Doll E. Daze Project & Museum, Inc.

  Anthony DeQuattro

Cumberland, R.I.

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island

  Paul Espina

Burlington, Vt.

The Dream Program, Inc.

  Ellsworth Evans

Westford, Mass.

The Professional Center for Child Development

  Toya Farrar

South Boston, Mass.

Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries

  Taylor Filanowski

Naugatuck, Conn.

Sacred Heart University

  Stephen Fine

Peabody, Mass.

Melanoma Education Foundation

  Robert Hunter

Attleboro, Mass.

Sturdy Memorial Hospital

  John Lewandowski

Manchester, N.H.

Our Place

  Nick Lowinger

Cranston, R.I.

Gotta Have Sole Foundation, Inc.

  Ray Luscinski

Newbury, N.H.

New England Handicapped Sports Association

  Michael Mascaro

East Windsor, Conn.

Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters

  Trudy Matthews

Hollis, N.H.

Bridges

  Cheryl Robinson

Middletown, R.I.

Turning Around Ministries

  Lori Sendroff

Warren, R.I.

Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter




Make-A-Wish


The New England Patriots are proud to team with the Make-A-Wish program in providing special experiences for children battling life-threatening illnesses. Children from across the U.S. are invited to visit Gillette Stadium for a day of making their wish to meet a Patriots player come true. The memorable day includes a meet and greet with the players, trips to The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon, personalized Patriots gear and more.


Scholarship Programs


Attention students! The New England Patriots want to help send YOU to college! In 2011, the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will provide scholarships for New England inner-city youth who may not otherwise be able to seek higher education. The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is committed to helping students attend college and has awarded scholarships to youth across New England over the past five years through various scholarship programs. Please continue to check here for updates on how to apply for scholarship opportunities.


Patriots Women's Association


Not only supporting their loved ones on the field, the Patriot Women's Association is committed to serving the New England community. With events and activities including the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation's Community Holiday Party, and the annual Ladies Luncheon hosted in honor of the late President of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, Myra Kraft, the Patriot Women's Association serves as a special arm of team's charitable efforts.

 

 
PICTURED LEFT:
Myra Kraft, wife of Patriots Chairman and CEO led by example as she served lunch to women in need at the Women's Lunch Place in 2010.



New England Kids Triathlon


Triathlon is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, and kids triathlons are a vital part of this trend. Race distances are set by USATriathlon (the governing body of the sport under the United States Olympic Committee) to be challenging, yet achievable and every race consists of four components – swimming, biking, running and transitions. There are two divisions in kids races with the juniors (10 years old & under) completing a 100 yard swim; three mile bike and half mile run. The seniors (ages 11 – 15) complete double the distances (200 yard swim; six mile bike; and one mile run).

For more information, please visit www.newenglandkidstriathlon.org



Patriots Kids Cafe


The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and the Kraft family have partnered with The Greater Boston Food Bank to expand the Kids Cafe program. The purpose of the Patriots Kids Cafes, located within area Boys and Girls Clubs, is to provide hot meals for underprivileged children who may not receive one at home. Many times this is the only hot meal the child receives the entire day. Patriots Kids Cafes currently provides children with 262,500 meals per year at seven different locations: The West End House Boys & Girls Club, Chelsea/Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, The Blue Hill Club - George Robert White Youth Development Center in Dorchester, The Yawkey Club of Roxbury, Charlestown Club Keane Children's Center/Ansin Youth Center and South Boston Boys & Girls Club.


NFL Play 60


The Mission: To make the next generation of youth the most active and healthy.

The New England Patriots continue to team with the NFL for NFL PLAY 60, a national youth health and fitness campaign focused on increasing the wellness of young fans by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.

Designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL's long-standing commitment to health and fitness with an impressive roster of partner organizations. In addition to national outreach and online programs, NFL PLAY 60 is implemented at the grassroots level through NFL's in-school, after-school and team-based programs. The NFL PLAY 60 initiative is prominent during the NFL's key calendar events, including Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, Draft, Kickoff and Thanksgiving and is supported by many NFL players and coaches year round.

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and Patriot players participate in numerous PLAY 60 events and appearances including the PLAY 60 Super School event which awarded the Henry Grew Elementary School in Hyde Park, MA with a grant of $10,000 for wellness programs. Patriots' players also participated in the Ultimate Gym Class with students from the school. Additional PLAY 60 initiatives include hosting children from the Chelsea Boys & Girls Club to join the cheerleaders on-field to welcome the team during a homegame.


Read Between the Lines


The Patriots "Read Between the Lines" program features Patriots' offensive and defensive linemen and  includes visits to local schools to promote reading and the importance of education. "Read Between the Lines" is filled with educational fun including a "Summer Reading Blitz" which challenges all students to set summer reading goals, followed by visits by Patriots linemen if students reach their reading goals.


Science Fair


The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation teams with Raytheon and area Boys & Girls Clubs for the annual Science of Sports Science Fair at Gillette Stadium each spring. Teams of children work with Raytheon mentors on science projects which culminate in a science fair judged by celebrity judges Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft, Raytheon's Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Bill Swanson and a Patriot player. The winning teams are awarded scholarships toward education.


Totally Patriots


Totally Patriots kicks off Sunday mornings at 11a.m. on WBZ, with a look at what makes the Pats and their players different from all others in the league. Designated for the next generation of Patriot s fans, Totally Patriots features programming that invites groups of students to participate in an opportunity to interview Patriots players. For more information about the upcoming programming or how to participate visit www.totallypatriots.com.


Youth Football

FOOTBALL FOR YOU
Football for You is a free non contact football clinic presented by the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and the New England Patriots Alumni Club to encourage and excite the youth of our cities to participate in the game at which these players excelled. The clinic features former New England Patriots players serving as the instructors for the clinic, leading the participants through the fundamentals of offensive and defensive techniques and skills. The day concludes with a guest speaker and family barbeque.  The clinic is open to all children ages 11 –14, to experienced players or those just thinking about trying football for the first time. The charter of the New England Patriots Alumni Club is to give back to youth football in New England; we hope that this program will excite many students to play football at the next level.

Newtown, Connecticut - May 18, 11am - 3pm
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Boston, MA - June 8, 8:30am - Noon
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Worcester, MA - June 15, 8:30am - Noon
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Springfield, MA - June 21, 12:30pm - 5pm
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North Shore - June 22, 8:30am - Noon
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UNH - June 29, 8:30am - Noon
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Providence, RI - July 20, 12:30pm - 5pm
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USA FOOTBALL
USA Football is the national governing body of youth and amateur football. An independent non-profit based in Indianapolis, USA Football, which hosts more than 100 training events annually, offers education programs for coaches and game officials as well as skill development for young players and resources for youth league administrators. The organization awards more than $1,000,000 in equipment grants to youth leagues and high schools each year based on merit and need along with additional resources. USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, the NFL Players Association and all 32 NFL teams.

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USA Football Month

The New England Patriots, the NFL & NFLPA recognize August as "USA Football Month" as America gets back to football. The New England Patriots with USA Football, invite youth football development programs to view preseason games and to participate in youth football scrimmages at Gillette stadium. During this month, the Patriots participate in numerous youth football initiatives including scrimmages during preseason games, hosting thousands of youth football fans and more.

HIGH SCHOOL COACH OF THE WEEK
The NFL High School Football Coach of the Week program honors high school football coaches and their teams each week throughout the season. The program is designed to recognize high school coaches who, through their hard work and dedication to young people, create successful football teams and players both on and off the field. Each team selected is invited to the stadium welcome by Pro Football and Patriots Hall of Famer Andre Tippett and awarded a grant to help maintain and upgrade their football programs.


CLEAT DONATION PROGRAM
The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation provides new or gently used football cleats to youth and high school students athletes throughout New England.  Student athletes from low and moderate income families requests will be considered. New and gently used football cleats are available in large sizes only.

Who Can Request
High School Athletic Directors, Head Football Coaches, Youth Football League Presidents and Youth Football Coaches may request cleats for players in need in their respective programs.  Requests will also be accepted from individual student athletes. Football cleats must be picked up from Gillette Stadium by the coach or student athlete at a mutually agreed upon date and time.  A waiver must be signed by the parent or guardian of each student athlete receiving a pair of cleats.  One pair per athlete only.  

Available sizes
New and gently used football cleats are available in sizes 13 -18.  An extremely limited selection of gently used cleats may be available in sizes 11 and 12.

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