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Tom Brady teams up with Best Buddies for Friday night football
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It’s not often Patriots fans get to watch Tom Brady play four quarters of football in the spring, but on Friday night, hundreds did just that.
They came out to Harvard Stadium in Boston, Mass., to watch their quarterback at his annual Football Challenge. The free event was hosted by Best Buddies, a worldwide not-for-profit that aids people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is a cause that Tom has supported for many years.
TB12 took the field with an all-star team that featured members of Best Buddies as well as Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Scott Zolak and Christian Fauria. Rob Ninkovich also came in for the final minutes of the game, and to Tom’s disappointment, made a 40-yard interception return to win it for Team Hublot. Team Natixis wasn’t far behind, though, with the final score being 72-70.
In addition to the Patriots contingent, a number of other famous faces got in on the tag football fun. Best Buddies Founder Anthony Kennedy Shriver, actor Dane Cook, Governor Charlie Baker, Congressman Joe Kennedy III, and 7 News Anchors Adam Williams and Krista Delcamp all participated in the friendly game.
The Football Challenge serves as a precursor to the 16th annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port, taking place on Saturday. This scenic bike ride travels 100 miles, from Boston to Cape Code, where it will conclude with a clambake and celebration, all to raise money for and spread awareness of Best Buddies’ initiatives.
For more information, see www.bestbuddieschallenge.org.
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