Patriots players and alumni host Foxborough "Football for You"
On June 14, Patriots players and alumni hosted a “Football for You” clinic in the Empower Field House at Gillette Stadium. Over 200 boys and girls aged 9-14 participated in the annual free football clinic.
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.
Patriots host Halloween party for pediatric cancer patients
Patriots players Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty, David Andrews, Danny Shelton, Derek Rivers, Geneo Grissom and Eric Smith dressed up as Disney characters and helped host a Halloween party for pediatric cancer patients at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018.
Hightower helps donate Campbell's soup to Providence school
Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower and the New England Patriots Foundation teamed up with Campbell’s Soup and donated 350 cans of soup to Webster Elementary School in Providence, R.I. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Hightower spoke about the importance of healthy eating and exercise, and guided students through exercise stations.
Patriots host a day of pampering for cancer survivors
As part of the Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer campaign, 14 cancer survivors were invited to a “Patriots Day of Pampering” at Gillette Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. The 14 survivors were treated to manicures, massages and relaxation yoga, and were given tickets to Sunday's Patriots-Chiefs game by Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The women also met Patriots players James White, Devin McCourty, Matthew Slater, David Andrews and Joe Cardona.
Patriots host anti-violence summit at Gillette Stadium
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, Robert Kraft and the Patriots hosted a leadership summit for high school and middle school students participating in Game Change: the Patriots Anti-Violence Partnership. In collaboration with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, this program has provided training to thousands of students and teachers at more than 120 high school and middle schools across the state. As part of domestic violence awareness month, hundreds of students and teachers attended the summit at Gillette Stadium to discuss best practices for teaching their peers about recognizing the signs of an unhealthy relationship. Kraft and Healey spoke at the summit and recognized Game Change teams and exceptional student leaders for their support of the program.
Fans flock to new Nike RKK Flyknit sneakers
Fans lined up outside the Patriots ProShop as early as 9 p.m. last night to purchase the new Nike RKK Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit sneakers. The fans were greeted by Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who autographed the shoes. All proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston.
Robert Kraft and Patriots wives serve lunch to women in need
On Oct. 1, Kraft joined the Patriots Women’s Association consisting of wives and significant others of Patriots players, coaches and staff for a special visit to The Women’s Lunch Place in Boston. The special guests prepared and served lunch for women experiencing homelessness. They also delivered personal care products, participated in arts and crafts projects and presented The Women’s Lunch Place with a $35,000 donation.
Patriots make donation to Central High Football Team
Hall of Famer Andre Tippett visited the Central High School football team in Providence RI on Wednesday, Sept 26, 2018 to make a $10,000 donation on behalf of the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Foundation. This donation will assist the team in purchasing new helmets and football equipment for their program. Tippett also delivered motivational words to the team.
Patriots present Hometown Grant at Play 60 event
The New England Patriots and the New England Dairy & Food Council teamed up to present this year’s Hometown Grant to the Dennis C. Haley Pilot School in Roslindale on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Patriots players Deatrich Wise Jr., Derek Rivers, Dwayne Allen and Adam Butler helped present the $10,000 grant, which will go towards enhancing the K-8 school’s wellness environment through health focused-initiatives.
Patriots help build a playground
Patriots players Lawrence Guy, Ralph Webb and Jomal Wiltz teamed up with UnitedHealthcare, the Cumberland community and KaBOOM! on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 to transform an empty site at Blackstone Valley Prep into a kid-designed, state-of-the-art playground. The players also visited a few classrooms.
Patriots donate $300,000 to build new playgrounds
This spring, the cities of Fall River and Taunton each received $150,000 to build new playgrounds in their communities. On Sept. 11, current and former Patriots players, Pat Patriot and a Patriots cheerleader unveiled the new Patriots-themed play spaces.
Patriots participate in 9/11 memorial event
On Sept. 11, Patriots players and season ticket members teamed with the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund as part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance. The players and season ticket members prepared 500 military care packages and wrote letters of support for service men and women currently serving overseas.