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James White's 'Sweet Feet for Strikes' draws teammate support for a cause

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If you think the Patriots are competitive on a football field, you should see them in a bowling alley.

For the past three years, James White has hosted Sweet Feet for Strikes, a charity bowling tournament benefitting Boston Medical Center, and Patriots players turned out to support the cause and their teammate.

James was joined by Tom Brady, Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty, Dont'a Hightower, Duron Harmon, Kyle Van Noy, Elandon Roberts, Sony Michel, Rex Burkhead, Brandon Bolden, Lawrence Guy, Jonathan Jones, Patrick Chung, Joe Cardona, Ja'Whaun Bentley, Terrence Brooks, Joejuan Williams, Damien Harris, Gunner Olszewski and more.

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With guys hosting events of their own throughout the season to raise money for causes that matter to them, it is not uncommon to see dozens of Patriots players turning up to fundraisers on their night's off.

"They could be at home relaxing with their families but instead they’re coming out helping support the Boston Medical Center and helping me," James said. "It’s a really cool deal and I try to get to all of their events, as well."

The niceties of supporting a fellow teammate quickly waned, however. The competition, as expected, was fierce. When asked who would underperform on the lanes Monday night, James, without skipping a beat, threw one of his fellow running backs under the bus.

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"Damien Harris. No hesitation," he said with a laugh. "I feel like he’s going to be the guy who might struggle with it a little bit."

Trash-talking isn't just for the football field, it turns outs.

"Some guys might need [bumpers]," he said.

Though it's only the third year for James and his wife, Diana, the event is in its 10th year. Former Patriots player and current coach Jerod Mayo previously hosted the event, formerly The Mayo Bowl, and it's become something of a tradition for the Patriots.

And James and Diana were happy to take on the responsibility.

"My wife and I, whenever we get a chance to go to the hospital and visit with the families and the kids, the young adults to put a smile on their face when they’re going through a hard time in their life," he said. "It’s very eye-opening and it’s very humbling. Any chance we can get there and help out just that little bit it’s really important."

You can check out more photos from Sweet Feet for Strikes in the gallery below.

Several Patriots players, including Dont'a Hightower, Sony Michel, Jamie Collins, Kyle Van Noy Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty and others, turned out for "Sweet Feet For Strikes" celebrity bowling tournament at Kings Dining & Entertainment in Dedham, Mass. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. All proceeds from the charity event benefit the Boston Medical Center.

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