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.
Fans go behind the scenes at Patriots Fantasy Camp
More than 140 Patriots fans experienced a day in the life of a Patriots player at the 2019 Patriots Fantasy Camp presented by Zudy. The participants went toe-to-toe with the Patriots offense and defense on the Gillette Stadium field. They also received exclusive access to all of the Patriots training facilities and their coaching staff. All proceeds from this charitable event supported the efforts of the New England Patriots Foundation.
Photos: Gronk buzzes head at One Mission Buzz Off for Kids with Cancer
Recently retired Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski continued the great work he does off the field, getting his head shaved, and shaving the heads of others, during the 10th annual One Mission Buzz Off for Kids with Cancer event at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, June 2, 2019. This is the 9th year Gronkowski has participated in the charity event, which raises thousands of dollars each year to tackle pediatric cancer.
Photos: Tom Brady’s Best Buddies football game at Harvard
Presenting photos from the 20th annual Tom Brady’s Best Buddies football game at Harvard Stadium on Friday, May 31, 2019. Among the Patriots, past and present, who participated in the charity game were Julian Edelman, James White, Troy Brown, Dan Koppen, Marcus Cannon, Brian Hoyer, Joe Thuney, Ted Karras and Joe Cardona. The non-profit event raises money for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Patriots help plant flags for Memorial Day flag garden in Boston
Patriots players Joe Cardona, Adam Butler and Ryan Izzo were among the hundreds of volunteers who joined Patriots season ticket members and the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund to plant 37,000 American flags on the Boston Common on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The flag garden is a way to celebrate and honor all of the brave men and women for their service on Memorial Day weekend.
Patriots celebrate local teachers
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Patriots players spent time surprising local teachers. On May 7, Patriots players Stephen Anderson, Braxton Berrios, Rex Burkhead, Keion Crossen and James White made a special visit to the Igo Elementary School in Foxborough to thank teachers for their hard work. They also invited teachers to Gillette Stadium and presented them with gifts.
Patriots lead football clinic for youth with disabilities
In partnership with AccesSportAmerica, Patriots players Lawrence Guy, Jonathan Jones, Ted Karras and Derek Rivers led a football skills clinic for 150 high school students with disabilities on May 8. The players volunteered alongside the Harvard football team and providing guidance and words of encouragement to the participants.
Patriots fans participate in Huddle for 100
In honor of the NFL's 100th season, fans are encouraged to join their favorite teams and players in a Huddle for 100. The ultimate goal is to have one million fans donate 100 volunteer minutes. To help kick off this initiative, the Patriots Foundation hosted a Huddle for 100 event at Gillette Stadium during draft weekend. More than 200 season ticket members volunteered alongside current and former Patriots players to create birthday kits for children in hospitals. All of the kits were donated to the Confetti Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Rhode Island that has thrown more than 6,000 birthday parties for children in hospitals across the country. Brandon King, Christian Fauria and Dan Koppen joined the season ticket members and announced two of the Patriots 2019 draft picks.
Duron Harmon helps kids soar to new heights at Boundless Adventures
In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, Patriots safety Duron Harmon helped lead 25 students from Crossroads School with autism spectrum disorders and related diagnoses during their trip to Boundless Adventures, an aerial adventure park in Berlin which combines high ropes courses with zip lining.
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.