Patriots fans party in San Diego
Hundreds of fans from around the world converged on Southern California for the biggest away game party of the season. They were joined by Robert and Jonathan Kraft, Patriots alumni and many other special guests.
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.
Patriots donate winter clothing to homeless shelters
Four members of the Gillette Stadium Marathon team visited Pine Street Inn and assisted in the kitchen with meal preparation on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. They presented four Empowerment coats to guests and gifted Patriots scarves to many guests at the Inn. The monies raised during the Gillette Stadium Marathon supported the foundation work with the homeless; 650 Empowerment coats that turn into sleeping bags were purchased and distributed to 12 shelters throughout all six New England states.
Julian Edelman makes a wish come true
Tommy, a nine-year old from Pembroke, Mass., had his wish come true when he met Patriots WR Julian Edelman at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Edelman gave Tommy a tour of the stadium, played Madden with him and autographed a football. Tommy also met Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who presented the boy with a gift bag and a #1 Patriots jersey.
Patriots host 25th annual Children's Holiday Party
The New England Patriots Foundation hosted its 25th annual Children’s Holiday Party on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Gillette Stadium. Approximately 250 children in need from the Salvation Army and community centers throughout New England were in attendance for a night of food, holiday-themed games, presents and a visit from Santa Claus. The children also met and interacted with several Patriots players.
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.
Patriots honor Vietnam Veterans with pinning ceremony and moving wall
The Kraft family and the New England Patriots joined forces with the Vietnam War Commemoration to host the second Pinning ceremony to honor service men and women from the Vietnam War at Gillette Stadium on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Afterward, they moved outside for a wreath laying at the moving Vietnam wall, which has attracted many visitors since being erected on Thursday.