Lawrence Guy's backpack giveaway
Lawrence Guy and his wife, Andrea, donated backpacks filled with school supplies to 150 children from Crossroads in Boston on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Guy, joined by several of his teammates, including Deatrich Wise Jr., Eric Rowe, Danny Shelton, Joe Cardona, Brandon King and Dwayne Allen, also did a Q&A with the kids, danced with them and signed autographs during the event at Gillette Stadium.
Patriots Foundation donates $5,000 to Boston Children’s Hospital
In June of 2018, the Patriots rookie class visited Boston Children’s Hospital. During their visit, the players worked with New Era and several patients to design two Patriots winter hats. Once the hats were completed, they were available for purchase at the Patriots Pro Shop. Part of the proceeds from the hat sales were earmarked for Boston Children’s Hospital. The hats were a big success and on April 23, Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Tippett and Patriots cheerleaders presented a $5,000 donation to the hospital. The special guests also spent time with patients and families throughout the hospital.
Patriots host Football For You skills clinics
In honor of Month of the Military Child in April, the New England Patriots players, cheerleaders and alumni hosted a Football For You skills clinic on Joint Base Cape Cod on Wednesday, April 17 and at another at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine the following day. Brian Hoyer, Brandon Bolden, Ted Karras, Isaiah Wynn and Joe Cardona were among the Patriots teaching kids the basics of football.
Patriots Foundation finishes strong at 2019 Boston Marathon
On Patriots Day, 19 runners represented the New England Patriots Foundation for the 123rd annual Boston Marathon. Every single member of the team completed the 26.2 mile trek from Hopkinton to Boston while wearing a Patriots uniform, generously donated by Nike and All Sports Heroes in Lowell. In addition to completing the race, the 2019 Patriots Boston Marathon team raised more than $220,000 for the Patriots Foundation.
Patriots celebrate National Library Week
In celebration of National Library Week, Patriots players, cheerleaders and Pat Patriot visited six different public libraries. The special guests spent time reading to children and families in Bellingham, Foxborough, Franklin, Mansfield, Norfolk and Walpole.
Duron Harmon brings smiles to students in Boston
In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, Patriots defensive back Duron Harmon visited the Boston Higashi School on April 10. He participated in a school-wide assembly and helped to lead a physical education class. Harmon provided word of encouragement and support to all of the students.
Patriots serve up pancakes and smiles
Patriots players Ryan Izzo and Derek Rivers joined Patriots cheerleaders and Gillette Stadium Executive Chef Brad Ozerdem at Boston Children’s Hospital to celebrate National Pancake Day. The special guests created pancake masterpieces in the Patient Entertainment Center and provided Patriots-themed gifts to the children. The players and cheerleaders also spent time delivering pancakes to children throughout the hospital.
Patriots celebrate local kid chef
Six year old Brody Simoncini of Worcester, Mass. created the award-winning “Oreo Oh My Goodness” pancakes as part of IHOP’s Free Pancake Day campaign. Brody had previously been treated at a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital when he made the pancakes and the Patriots wanted to congratulate the young chef. On March 8, Patriots offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn visited Brody at his elementary school to present him with a personalized jersey and other Patriots gifts. Wynn also read several books to Brody and his classmates and spoke about the importance of reading.
Read Across America Day with the Patriots
Jeremy Hill and Ted Karras spent Friday reading with students at Vernon Hill Elementary and Lake View Elementary schools in Worcester. Both schools welcomed guest readers to help the students get excited about reading, including local police, firefighters, city officials and even the Holy Cross women's basketball team.
Patriots Alumni Visit Bedford VA Hospital for Salute to Veteran Patients Week
New England Patriots Alumni Joe Andruzzi, Ilia Jarostchuk, Steve King, Max Lane, and Garin Veris, along with cheerleaders and Pat Patriot visited Bedford VA Hospital for Salute to Veteran Patients Week on Valentine’s Day spreading lots of love and cheer to patients and volunteers.
Patriots players visit Boston hospitals with Lombardi Trophy
New England Patriots players Joe Cardona, Duron Harmon, and Deatrich Wise visited Boston Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital on Thursday morning with the Lombardi Trophy.
Patriots families volunteer in Atlanta
More than 50 friends and family members of Patriots players, coaches and football staff volunteered at Atlanta Mission’s Shepherd’s Inn on February 1. They helped to prepare and serve meals to men experiencing homelessness. Campbell’s Chunky donated more than 6,500 cans of soup and the Patriots Foundation surprised Atlanta Mission with a $5,000 grant.
Patriots surprise North Attleboro 4th grader with Super Bowl tickets
Andre Tippett and the New England Patriots Foundation surprised Amvet Elementary fourth grader Leo Larocque with a pair of tickets to Super Bowl LIII during the North Attleoboro school's spirit day on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. In Oct. 2017, Leo was diagnosed with Ewings sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. He underwent surgery and lost his left leg below the knee as a result of the cancer. He has been fitted for a prosthetic leg and is recovering well. The Patriots also gave away other prizes to students.