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Patriots ladies to kick off Patriot Place coat drive

Foxborough, Mass. -- While the New England Patriots are preparing for the Pittsburgh Steelers, their wives will be facing an even bigger challenge— keeping low income and homeless children warm for the winter.

On Nov. 28 at 11:45 a.m., the Patriots Ladies will join representatives from Cradles to Crayons, Patriot Place and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation to kick off Patriot Place's coat drive to benefit Cradles to Crayons. The Patriots Ladies will be the first to contribute to the drive, donating coats that Patriots players, coaches and their families have already collected.

Throughout the holiday season, visitors to Patriot Place will also have the opportunity to donate gently used coats for children from infants to age 12. Patriot Place retailers will collect the coats, with some offering discounts and prizes for coat donations.

The kickoff is one of several "Black Friday" activities at Patriot Place, which include early store openings, live music and Patriots cheerleader signings.

WHO:The Patriots Ladies and representatives from Cradles to Crayons, Patriot Place and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation

Kickoff to the Patriot Place Coat Drive to Benefit Cradles to Crayons

Friday, Nov. 28, 11:45 a.m.

Patriot Place Plaza, Foxborough, Mass. (outside The Hall at Patriot Place)

About Cradles to Crayons
Cradles to Crayons provides free of charge to low-income and homeless children from birth to pre-teen the basic essentials they need to be safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued. They also set a foundation for lasting change through the meaningful, tangible volunteer opportunities provided to thousands of youth and adults each year.

About Patriot Place
Patriot Place is New England's premier lifestyle and entertainment destination. With retailers ranging from Bass Pro Shops to Victoria's Secret, Patriot Place visitors can find something for everyone this holiday season, while also treating their families to lunch or dinner at one of 11 great restaurants, a movie at Showcase Cinema de Lux or a visit to the amazing Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon. For more information on Patriot Place, please visit

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