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Patriots donate Thanksgiving baskets to those in need for 25th straight year
For the 25th consecutive year, the Patriots teamed up with Stop & Shop and Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries to provide 220 complete Thanksgiving meals to families in need at the Goodwill headquarters in Boston on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Robert Kraft was joined by several Patriots players, including David Andrews, Kyle Van Noy and Stephen Gostkowski, to help distribute the baskets during the charitable event.
Photos: Patriots Honor Vietnam Veterans at Gillette Stadium
The Kraft family and the New England Patriots Foundation hosted 50 Vietnam veterans and 10 Gold Star families for a special ceremony at Gillette Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Josh Kraft, Andre Tippett and Major General (Ret) Peter M. Aylward presented Vietnam veteran lapel pins to the 50 men and women, who were also thanked for their service by Patriots players David Andrews, Marcus Cannon, Danny Shelton and Terrence Brooks.
Patriots donate $250,000 to local football programs
Five high schools received grants of $50,000 from the Kraft family and the Patriots Foundation to help their football teams purchase new equipment. The donation recipients included Brighton High School in Brighton, Mass.; Central High School in Providence, R.I.; Cumberland High School in Cumberland, R.I.; English High School in Jamaica Plain, Mass., and Greater Lowell Technical High School in Tyngsborough, Mass.
Photos: Patriots Players Make A Wish Come True
The New England Patriots Foundation helped make a young boy’s wish come true when they welcomed six-year-old Parker Watson to the stadium for a few major events this week. Parker, a native of San Diego, attended the Patriots game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, and got to meet and play football with several Patriots players on Monday, including Phillip Dorsett, Matthew Slater, Rex Burkhead, Deatrich Wise Jr., Chase Winovich, Danny Shelton, Joe Cardona, Kyle Van Noy and Ben Watson. On Tuesday, Parker enjoyed the Children’s Halloween Party with more Patriots players.
Photos: Patriots players dress up for Children's Halloween Party
The Kraft family and the New England Patriots Foundation hosted a special Halloween party at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. More than 40 children battling cancer attended with their families and got to meet and interact with several players, including Marcus Cannon (Luigi), Adam Butler (Mario), Rex Burkhead (Mr. Incredible), Matt LaCosse (Scarecrow), Terrence Brooks (Prince Charming), Nate Brooks (Black Panther), Calvin Munson (Buzz Lightyear), Joe Cardona (Toy Story Alien), and Shilique Calhoun (Navy Seal).
Photos: Patriots treat cancer survivors to a day of pampering at Gillette Stadium
As part of the Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer campaign, 15 cancer survivors were treated to a “Patriots Day of Pampering” at Gillette Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Patriots Chairman and CEO presented game tickets to all of the women for the Oct. 10 game against the N.Y. Giants. The women were also treated to a healthy breakfast, manicures, massages, relaxation yoga and a surprise visit to the field, where they met several players including Julian Ededlman, Matthew Slater, Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty, James White, Sony Michel, Joe Thuney, Marcus Cannon, Brandon Bolden and Duron Harmon.
Photos: Patriots celebrate Coffee With A Cop Day
In honor of National Coffee with a Cop Day (Wed. Oct. 2), Patriots players Lawrence Guy and Marcus Cannon celebrated by having coffee with law enforcement on Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019. Guy made a surprise visit to the Abington Dunkin’ while Cannon brought coffee and donuts to the police station in Foxborough, Both players enjoyed a cup of Joe and a friendly conversation with police men and women.
Photos: Patriots help build a playground in Foxborough
The Patriots teamed up with UnitedHealthcare, KaBOOM! and community members to build a new playground at Foxborough Regional Charter School on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. This marks the 10th consecutive year the Patriots, UnitedHealthcare and KaBOOM! have worked together to build a playground in the New England area. Chase Winovich, Jonathan Jones and Adam Butler were among the Patriots who lent a helping hand.
Photos: Patriots Play 60 at Providence Career & Technical Academy
The New England Patriots and the New England Dairy & Food Council teamed up to present this year’s Hometown Grant to Providence Career & Technical Academy in Providence, RI, on Tuesday September 17, 2019. Patriots players Nate Ebner, Adam Butler, Jonathan Jones and Chase Winovich helped present the $10,000 grant, which will help the school enhance, facilitate and implement sustainable physical activity and healthy eating changes for their high school students. The players also participated in football activities at the school.
Photos: Patriots Bowl at Sweet Feet For Strikes Tournament
Several Patriots players, including Dont'a Hightower, Sony Michel, Jamie Collins, Kyle Van Noy Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty and others, turned out for "Sweet Feet For Strikes" celebrity bowling tournament at Kings Dining & Entertainment in Dedham, Mass. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. All proceeds from the charity event benefit the Boston Medical Center.
Photos: Patriots Nike Air Force 1 Sneaker
For the sixth consecutive year, Nike and the New England Patriots collaborated on a limited edition Patriots-designed Air Force 1 sneaker, which was unveiled by Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft and sold at the Patriots ProShop on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. This year’s special edition, Air Force 1 Flyknit Low NE QS, celebrates the Patriots record-tying sixth Super Bowl Championship with colors reflective of the team’s color rush uniform. Each year, the shoes have sold out and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston.
Photos: Patriots honor Community MVPs
Robert Kraft, Andre Tippett and the Patriots Foundation honored the 2019 Myra Kraft Community MVP awards winners during a luncheon at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. The 26 volunteer winners, who come from all six New England states, received grants for the nonprofit organizations where they volunteer. There were 25 winners of $10,000 and one grand prize winner, who received $25,000.
Patriots and Bob's donate hundreds of beds to kids in need
In partnership with Bob's Discount Furniture, the Patriots Foundation surprised 200 kids in need with brand new beds, pajamas and more at Gillette Stadium on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. The kids, identified through Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and its 'A Bed for Every Child' initiative, also got to meet several Patriots players, including James White, Devin McCourty, Stephon Gilmore, Matthew Slater and Kyle Van Noy.