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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 33 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 29, 2019, Alan Centazzo was recognized as the 33rd Patriots Fan of the Year prior to the Patriots vs. Dolphins game at Gillette Stadium. Alan has attended Patriots games since the 1970's and has been a season ticket member since 1992. While he currently resides in Florida, he continues to commute to Foxborough for home games. Alan is also an avid supporter of several charitable endeavors and has helped raise over $100,000 in scholarships for young people affected by cancer in MA and RI since 2011.