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Patriots Families Volunteer in Minnesota
More than 40 friends and family members of Patriots players, coaches and football staff volunteered at Second Harvest Heartland, a food bank in Golden Valley, Minnesota. They teamed with Patriots cheerleaders and staff from UnitedHealthcare to repackage bulk foods for families in need. The New England Patriots Foundation also presented Second Harvest Heartland with a $5,000 donation.
Photos: Patriots Host Second Soup-R Bowl at Gillette Stadium
The Patriots and Revolution teamed up with the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation to host a second Soup R Bowl event at Gillette Stadium on Friday, June 12, 2020. The food packages were distributed just in time for Father's Day and Flag Day, and included summer BBQ essentials including hot dogs, hamburgers, rolls, chips, soup, crackers, fresh fruit and more. The Soup R Bowl, an extension of the Food4Vets program, was made possible thanks to the work of many volunteers, including former Patriots player Roland James and former offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia.
Photos: Patriots plant 2,500 American flags at Gillette Stadium
Paying tribute to our fallen heroes during Memorial Day weekend, local volunteers helped plant more than 2,500 American flags in a flag garden at Patriot Place just outside of Gillette Stadium on Thursday, May 21, 2020. The effort, done in conjunction with the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, honors all of the men and women from Foxborough that have lost their lives defending our country since the Revolutionary War. Located in Lot 5, the flag garden will be on display through Thursday, May 28.
Photos: Gronkowski returns to Gillette Stadium to make a wish come true
Connecticut native Grady Clark had a wish come true when he was invited to Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Grady got to meet his favorite player, former Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski, and the two spent time together playing the Madden video game. Clark also got a tour of the stadium, including the Patriots locker room, where he met Chase Winovich and Duron Harmon.
Photos: Patriots Celebrate Black History Month At The Hall
In honor of Black History Month, the Patriots welcomed 130 high school students from Everett and The English School on Feb. 27 to visit The Patriots Hall of Fame, where they heard from guest speaker Paul Burton, who shared his father Ron Burton's inspirational legacy both on and off the field. After listening to Paul speak and watching the Ron Burton Training Village film, the students engaged in a Q&A with Paul, Derek Rivers, and Terez Hall.
Photos: Patriots Players and Cheerleaders Read Across America
New England Patriots players and cheerleaders took part in the Read Across America campaign this week by reading to school children while also emphasizing the importance of reading. Stephen Gostkowski read to kids at Joseph W. Martin, Jr. Elementary School (North Attleboro), Derek Rivers read to kids from Somerville and Medford at Tufts University, Obi Melifonwu read to kids at Baldwin Early Learning Center (Brighton) and to kids at the Edgerley Family South Boston Boys & Girls Club, and the cheerleaders read at The Webster School (Everett).
Photos: Patriots Give Gifts From The Gridiron
The New England Patriots Foundation, in partnership with Bass Pro Shops, the New England Patriots Alumni Club (NEPAC) and Patriots co-captain Devin McCourty, hosted "Gifts from the Gridiron," a holiday shopping spree at Bass Pro Shops at Patriot Place for 50 children from local homeless shelter programs on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. Children ages nine to 18 were matched with a personal shopper, including current and former Patriots players, their wives or significant others and Patriots cheerleaders. Each child received a $400 gift card, compliments of the Patriots Foundation, Devin McCourty, NEPAC and Bass Pro Shops.
Photos: Patriots Treat Kids To Fun And Games At Annual Children's Holiday Party
The New England Patriots Foundation hosted its 26th annual Children's Holiday Party on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 at Gillette Stadium. Approximately 250 children in need from Salvation Army and community centers throughout New England enjoyed a night of food, holiday-themed games, presents and a visit from Santa Claus. The children also met and played holiday-themed games with several Patriots players, including Jamie Collins, Ted Karras, David Andrews, Terrence Brooks and others.
Photos: Patriots 'My Cause My Cleats' Unboxed
Players across league during Week 14 games are wearing custom-made cleats reflecting their commitment to charitable causes that are important to them as part of the NFL's "My Cause My Cleats" campaign. Here's a look at some of the New England Patriots cleats and causes.
Photos: Patriots Donate Turkey Baskets For 26th consecutive year
For the 26th consecutive year, the Patriots teamed up with Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries to provide 220 complete Thanksgiving meals to families in need at the Goodwill headquarters in Boston on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Robert Kraft, Patriots alumni and players, including Andre Tippett, David Andrews, Jonathan Jones and Adam Butler, among others, personally delivered the baskets.
Photos: Patriots and Shaw's Donate Thanksgiving Dinners
In celebration of Thanksgiving, the Kraft family, New England Patriots Foundation and Shaw's teamed up to donate 500 Thanksgiving dinners to local families in need at Gillette Stadium on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Families from Our Daily Bread in Mansfield, Mass., and Wonderfund, received a grocery bag full of the essential Thanksgiving fixings, and a fresh turkey from Koch's Turkey Farms in Tamaqua, PA. Among the Patriots handing out turkeys were Joe Thuney, Ted Karras, Isaiah Wynn, Chase Winovich and others.
Photos: VAU Fallen Heroes Memorial
The Kraft family, the Patriots Foundation and Optum hosted the Veterans and Athletes Unified (VAU) Fallen Heroes Memorial at Gillette Stadium on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. This 28-foot wide by 6-foot tall American flag symbolizes the shape of the flag when draped over a fallen service member's casket. The memorial, which features approximately 7,000 dog tags - each representing a soldier who died in service since September 11, 2011 - is a tribute to all of the servicemen and servicewomen who have lost their lives during the War on Terror. For more information on the VAU Fallen Heroes Memorial visit www.vetsau.com/memorial.
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.