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Patriots get wrapped up in holiday spirit


On Tuesday, Dec. 13, nine members of the New England Patriots found themselves in a bind when they were wrapped up in holiday wrapping paper during the 13th annual Salvation Army and New England Patriots children's holiday party. More than 200 children from both Massachusetts and Rhode Island Salvation Army centers attended the party for a night of food, games and holiday caroling.

Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft, and Vice Chairman and President Jonathan Kraft, along with André Davis, Kevin Faulk, David Givens, Daniel Graham, Ellis Hobbs, Russ Hochstein, Willie McGinest, Richard Seymour, and Ty Warren were on hand to sign autographs, pose for pictures and visit with the children. The highlight of the evening was the games portion, during which the children participated in "Wrap- A-Pat," racing to cover Patriots players in wrapping paper, ribbons and bows. The kids also took on the Patriots players in a mock snowball fight, tossing balls of paper in an attempt to cover the players in "snow." The marshmallow toss featured teams of kids pairing with Patriots players to see which team could toss more marshmallows into a top hat that the Patriots players were wearing. It was a close race, but in the end Daniel Graham's team defeated Richard Seymour and Russ Hochstein's teams with a record-setting 17 marshmallows. At the end of the evening, each child left with a holiday present and memories to last a lifetime.

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