Friday, May 24, 2013
Several Foxborough High School students participated in the National Anthem for the May 8th New England Revolution game at Gillette Stadium.
Foxborough High School was represented by several sign language students at Gillette Stadium prior to the start of the May 8th MLS match between the New England Revolution and Real Salt Lake. The local students were on the field signing the national anthem during the pre-game ceremonies.
Robert Kraft and the New England Patriots granted NaSeaph Williams, a terminally ill New York boy, the birthday wish of a lifetime Thursday at Gillette Stadium.
The smile on NaSeaph Williams’ face said it all Thursday as the terminally ill boy from Saratoga Springs, N.Y. had his wish to visit his favorite team – the New England Patriots - at Gillette Stadium come true one day before his 11th birthday. Williams, who has a rare genetic disorder, was able to enjoy some time on the Gillette Stadium turf and see a birthday message from the New England Patriots displayed on one of the stadium’s video boards. The message read: “The New England Patriots wish NaSeaph Williams a Happy 11th Birthday.” After his visit on the field, Williams spent some time with Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who gave the youngster a gift bag full of Patriots goodies, including an autographed football by Williams’ favorite …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Six college football games will be played at Gillette Stadium this fall.
UMass football is returning to Foxborough this fall for the second year of a three-year commitment to use Gillette Stadium while the Minutemen's new stadium is constructed in Amherst. Foxborough's Board of Selectmen approved the stadium license request at Tuesday's meeting subject to the following conditions: UMass is scheduled to play six home games at Gillette Stadium in 2013, up from five games last season. Games will be held on Saturdays from September to November with the home opener slated for Sept. 7th against Maine. The Minutemen's home schedule for the 2013 season is as follows: Games are scheduled to begin at noon or 3:30 p.m. and anticipated attendance is around 15,000. Dan Murphy, vice president of Kraft Group’s Business …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Former Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light on head coach Bill Belichick: "He rarely smiles, but he does laugh."
Former Patriots offensive lineman Matt Light was at Southeastern Regional in Easton Wednesday morning promoting his nonprofit, the Light Foundation. Light took time to mingle with some students and talk about the upcoming cornhole tournament at Gillette Stadium to support his foundation.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The fundraising event will be held Saturday, June 22nd at Gillette Stadium with proceeds being donated to The One Fund.
The METROLEC SWAT team and Gillette Stadium, will host a 26-hour First Responder Workout Marathon to raise money to assist victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, including MBTA Officer Richard Donohue and the family of MIT Officer Sean Collier. All proceeds will be donated to The One Fund. The workout marathon will be held at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, June 22. The workouts will be led by CrossFit & Fitness coaches, kicking off at 2:50 p.m. - the time the first explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street - and concluding on Sunday, June 23 at 5 p.m. The event will be open to military and first responders, including police, fire, EMS and hospital emergency staff, all of whom are encouraged to enter teams. …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Raytheon and the New England Patriots announced the winners of the fifth annual "Science of Sports" science fair and presented 15 scholarships at Sunday's event at Gillette Stadium.
Raytheon Company and the New England Patriots celebrated the fifth annual “Science of Sports” Science Fair at Gillette Stadium Sunday by awarding scholarships to participants of the three teams that best demonstrated the principles of math and science in sports: Swing Masters from Nashua, N.H., Catapult Court CEOs from Hudson, and GPA +1 from Lawrence. The Grand Prize winners of the science fair was the “Swing Masters” from the Nashua, N.H. Club. Each student was awarded a $1,000 scholarship: Swing Masters Team Members: Raytheon Volunteer Mentors: Project Question: The science behind a golf swing The Second Place winners of the science fair was “Catapult Court CEOs” from the Hudson Club. Each student will be awarded a $750 scholarship: …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Employees of the New England Patriots, New England Revolution and other Kraft Group entities stood on the Gillette Stadium turf and spelled out “1 Boston” following Monday’s moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. for the victims of last week’s tragedy.
BOSTON, MA -- As communities paused Monday for a moment of silence to remember the victims of last week’s attacks on the Boston Marathon, roughly 300 Kraft employees gathered on the turf of Gillette Stadium to collectively observe the solemn occasion. Following the one minute of silence at 2:50 p.m., the hundreds of employees spelled out “1 Boston” to show support to everyone affected by last week’s tragedy. “Since we knew we would have a large group of staff gathered, we decided to take some time after the moment of silence to make a statement of support and solidarity with everyone affected by the tragedy a week ago and the events since,” said Kraft Group spokesman Jeff Cournoyer. The “1 Boston” was comprised of approximately 300 …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Youth clinic is free to children in grades 1-8 at the Dana-Farber Field House.
The UMass football team will offer a free Youth Football Clinic on Saturday, April 13 at the Dana-Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium. The clinic will be taught by the UMass football coaching staff and is open to children in grades 1-through-8. The clinic will start at 10:15 a.m. prior to the team's practice at 11:30 a.m. The day will also include an autograph session with the team. There is free parking available to fans in lots 10 and 22 - for more information and parking directions, visit www.GilletteStadium.com. The clinic will consist of football related drills and other fun activities with members of the coaching staff. To register for the youth clinic, please contact the UMass Athletic Marketing Department at (413) 577-7252 or …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
One Mission’s fourth annual event to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital on June 9th at Gillette Stadium.
One Mission, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support for children and families touched by pediatric cancer, is pleased to welcome back football’s finest, Rob Gronkowski, at their fourth annual Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off taking place on June 9 at Gillette Stadium. Gronkowski will join hundreds of men, women and children as they “buzz” their heads in solidarity and support for those courageously fighting pediatric cancer, all to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital. Now in his third year participating in One Mission’s largest annual fundraising event, Gronkowski will lead the troops in shaving their locks in this collaborative, touching effort to help put an end to pediatric cancer. In addition to “getting buzzed,” Gronkowski will…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Share your favorite New England Patriots memories here.
Robert Kraft became Foxborough’s biggest business partner 19 years ago this past week when he officially purchased the New England Patriots from James Orthwein. The deal, made official on Feb. 25, 1994, marked the beginning of one of the most historic turnarounds in sports history for a team once destined to leave Foxborough. Since Kraft purchased the team in 1994, the Patriots have transformed from one of the league’s least successful clubs into what many observers view as a model NFL franchise. In the five seasons immediately preceding his purchase (1989-93), the Patriots were a moribund team, winning just 19 of 80 games (.238 pct.) and recording the worst record in the NFL over that span, according to New England Patriots Media …