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Photos: Patriots help dedicate new athletic field in Mattapan
With the support of the New England Patriots Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Boston, and a number of other donors, Brooke Charter Schools celebrated a new synthetic turf field at the school's campus in Mattapan on Thursday, May 12, 2022. The field is the largest component of an overall recreation facilities redesign at Brooke's campus that also includes two outdoor basketball courts and a playground structure. The field will be used by students across the charter school network and by community groups in the Lena Park community of Boston.
Photos: Patriots help restore a home in Fall River
In honor of National Foster Care Month, the New England Patriots Foundation and Bob's Discount Furniture teamed up with Wonderfund and the Old Colony YMCA to carry out a home makeover to a youth and young adult residence in Fall River on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. On hand for the ribbon cutting event was Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft, WR Kendrick Bourne, CB Malcom Butler and WR Ty Montgomery. Fellow Patriots players Jalen Mills, Jahlani Tavai and Bill Murray helped restore the home weeks earlier.
Photos: Patriots Foundation Celebrates Month of the Military Child
April is designated as the "Month of the Military Child," providing an opportunity to recognize and thank the children of our service members and veterans. Cross Insurance, a longtime partner and supporter of the New England Patriots, has joined forces with the New England Patriots Foundation, serving as the cornerstone partner for military initiatives. This month, the Patriots Foundation and Cross Insurance worked with New England Patriots Alumni Club to bring their "Football For You" program to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Hanscom Air Force Base. Current and former Patriots players and Patriots cheerleaders led a free one-day football and cheer clinic for the children of servicemen and women. Children at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard had the opportunity to learn from current players Henry Anderson, Malcolm Perry, and Will Sherman, and Patriots alumni Pete Brock, Ilia Jarostchuk, Max Lane, and Dante Scarnecchia. Current players Hunter Henry and Malcolm Perry were on site to teach children at Hanscom Air Force Base, as well as Patriots alumni Pete Brock, Rick Buffington, and Steve Nelson. To end the week, the Patriots Foundation and Cross Insurance invited military families from Joint Base Cape Cod to Gillette Stadium for a movie night to watch "An Extremely Goofy Movie." Families had the opportunity to meet current Patriots players Justin Herron, Dalton Keene, and Josh Uche, as well as Patriots cheerleaders and Pat Patriot.
Photos: Patriots deliver 'Welcome Baby' boxes to military families
Patriots players David Andrews, Tre Nixon and Will Sherman, along with the Patriots Foundation, joined PepsiCo and Operation Shower to pack and deliver special "Welcome Baby" boxes to moms-to-be at Fort Devens Army Base on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. The moms are the spouses of active duty or deployed members of local military bases, and in some cases, are active duty themselves.
Photos: Patriots fan fighting breast cancer enjoys a day at Gillette Stadium
Patriots fan Kara Doolittle, who is courageously battling breast cancer, was invited to Gillette Stadium, along with her boyfriend, on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. Kara was overwhelmed and overjoyed at meeting Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who presented her with gifts, including a signed hat and Patriots sneakers. Doolittle also met Patriots players Damien Harris and Byron Cowart and enjoyed a visit at The Patriots Hall of Fame.
Photos: David Andrews cooks and serves pancakes to women at Abby's House on National Pancake Day
Patriots captain David Andrews cooked and served pancakes to women at Abby's House in Worcester on National Pancake day, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Abby's House has provided shelter and affordable housing to homeless and battered women since 1976.
Photos: Patriots Foundation Celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Week
From February 14 through February 18, the Patriots Foundation celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Week in the New England community. On Monday, Patriots Alumni Dante Scarnecchia and Bill Matthews visited with patients at the VA Hospital in Brockton for "Valentines for Vets." On Tuesday, Patriots Cheerleaders and Pat Patriot surprised Foxboro Dunkin' customers with gift cards to pay for their orders. On Wednesday, Pat Patriot teamed up with the New England Revolution's Slyde to surprise kids with Patriots winter hats and Revolution scarves at Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) in Mattapan. To conclude the week, the Patriots and Revolution purchased lunch from Black-owned restaurants to feed a total of 600 frontline workers at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Leonard Morse Hospital, Framingham Union Hospital, and UMass Memorial Medical Center.
Mac Jones at Pro Bowl Skills Showdown
Patriots quarterback Mac Jones took part in the 2022 Pro Bowl Skills Showdown in Las Vegas which included various precision passing events and concluded with an epic dodgeball game on Thursday, February 3, 2022. The 2022 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon will be played at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, February 6, at 3:00 PM ET and will be televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC and Disney XD.