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Patriots Cheerleaders Collecting Cards for Troops Beginning Veterans Day

Cheerleaders will deliver cards to servicemen and servicewomen on upcoming trip to bases in the Middle East.

Foxborough, Mass. - Beginning Veterans Day, the New England Patriots Cheerleaders are giving Patriots fans the opportunity to bring a smile to the face of an anonymous service member stationed overseas this holiday season.

Six Patriots cheerleaders will make a 12-day trip in December to spend the holidays with troops deployed in the Middle East. They will be stopping at bases throughout the region on behalf of Armed Forces Entertainment. The cheerleaders are asking Patriots fans to write cards and notes of encouragement that they will hand-deliver to soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and coastguardsmen they meet throughout their visit.

"This will be the second time we have brought cards from home on a trip to visit troops overseas. You wouldn't believe the emotional lift it can provide a service member to read a note of encouragement from a person they've never met," said Patriots Cheerleader Director Tracy Sormanti. "With very little effort, you can make someone's day."

Fans are encouraged to send cards and notes to Cheers for Our Troops, c/o Patriots Cheerleaders, Gillette Stadium, One Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA 02035. Cards must be received by December 15. They should not be individually addressed, as they will be handed out randomly in various locations.

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