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.
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.
Patriots & CarMax surprise military kids with bikes
For the second year in a row, the New England Patriots and CarMax teamed up to support military families by inviting local children of service members and their families to attend Patriots Training Camp on Thursday, July 25, 2019. CarMax associates built bikes for the children and the bikes were presented to the kids by Patriots players following practice.
Rob Gronkowski visits a child with brain cancer for Make-A-Wish
Former Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski visited with John, an 11 year old boy with brain cancer at Albany Medical Center in New York. As a huge Patriots fan, John's wish was to meet Rob Gronkowski. His entire hospital room is Patriots themed and his most prized possession is his Gronk jersey.
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.