At Bank of America, we understand what it means to be a sports fan. We share your passion and loyalty for sports through our sponsorships with teams and organizations that embrace the competitive spirit and aspire to achieve a higher standard of accomplishment. Above all, we share your desire to showcase this extreme passion by going above and beyond to help others, work as a team and give back to your community. It is, after all, the Patriot Way.
Since the inception of the Patriots Fan of Year Award in 1987, the New England Patriots have presented 31 individuals with the Joseph R. Mastrangelo Memorial Trophy, honoring the fan or fans that best represent the spirit of the Patriots in their communities. These individuals value volunteerism and embody passion, a deep level of loyalty, and a desire to give back however they can.
On December 31, 2017, Billy Burrows was recognized as the 31st Patriots Fan of the Year prior to the Patriots vs. Jets game at Gillette Stadium. Billy is a 20 year season ticket member and United States Air Force veteran that donates his time to the Elks Lodges of Massachusetts to help benefit other veterans in need.