On November 21, when the Patriots host the Chiefs on Monday Night Football, the Patriots will team up with Raytheon to host more than 400 guests from the Wounded Warrior Project. Below are notes about the Patriots' only home primetime matchup this season and the activities surrounding it:
- The Patriots and Raytheon have donated 300 tickets to the Wounded Warrior Project for injured service members and their guests to attend the game. Additionally, Raytheon will host more than 100 Wounded Warriors and their guests, providing pregame hospitality in The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon. The Wounded Warrior Project raises awareness and provides aid for severely injured service members. The Patriots and Raytheon are proud to recognize America's greatest volunteers, the men and women who serve in the military, as part of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation's "Celebrate Volunteerism" initiative.
- As part of the "Celebrate Volunteerism" initiative's week-long focus on hunger awareness, the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will conduct a food drive at the game to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank. Fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate. Collection bins will be at five locations outside the stadium: Patriot Place Plaza, the uBid Gate, the P10 parking crossover on Route 1 and the east and west entrances to the Putnam Club. The Foundation's season-long "Celebrate Volunteerism" initiative aims to share examples of dedicated volunteers and inspire Patriots fans to follow Myra Kraft's example of becoming a life-long volunteer.
- 2011 Boston Music Awards Pop Rock Artist of the Year nominees Gentleman Hall will perform in Patriot Place Plaza at 7 p.m. as part of the pregame "Rock the Plaza" series. Brockton, Mass. native Jennifer Bradford will sing the national anthem prior to the game.
- Due the the weeknight game, Gillette Stadium officials are advising fans to allow extra time to get to the stadium.
ABOUT THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is the nonprofit organization established by the Kraft family in 1994 to support charitable and philanthropic agencies throughout New England. In 2011, the Foundation will recognize deserving volunteers and inspire Patriots fans to follow Myra Kraft's example of being a life-long volunteer through the "Celebrate Volunteerism" initiative. For more information about the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, please visit www.patriots.com/community.
ABOUT THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Its purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service members, to help severely injured men and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. To get involved and learn more, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.