FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots Alumni Club (NEPAC) donated $10,000 to help eight New England Pop Warner championship teams travel to the National Championships in Orlando, Florida.
This year, five Massachusetts teams, two Rhode Island teams and one Connecticut team were the beneficiaries of NEPAC's contribution, with $1,250 going to each team to assist with travel costs. This is the second straight year NEPAC has helped defray traveling expenses for the New England champions, since each team is required to raise its own funds to get to the tournament.
"For many of these kids, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit Disney World and experience the kind of camaraderie that makes football special," said NEPAC President and former Patriots center Peter Brock. "Helping them fits perfectly with our Mission Statement. We want their trips to be as memorable and exciting as possible."
Created in 2005, NEPAC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to supporting and funding youth and high school sports programs throughout New England with an emphasis on football. NEPAC provides an opportunity for former New England Patriots players to remain actively involved with each other, the Patriots organization and the community.
NEPAC would like to congratulate the following Pop Warner champions:
Everett Huskies - Massachusetts
Malden Cyclones - Massachusetts
Mission Hill Buccaneers -* Massachusetts*
Oakmont Chargers - Massachusetts
Worcester Vikings - Massachusetts
Darlington Braves - Rhode Island
Mount Hope Cowboys - Rhode Island
Fairfield Chargers - Connecticut