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.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Southeastern Regional High School students in the cabinet and collision repair department constructed cornhole boards that will be auctioned off for Matt Light's charity.
Students at Southeastern Regional High School in Easton were paid a visit by former New England Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light Wednesday morning. Light mingled with students and autographed sets of cornhole boards constructed by the cabinet and collision repair departments. The boards, when completed, will be auctioned off at Light's charity cornhole tournament at Gillette Stadium on June 1 to benefit the Light Foundation. "This foundation emphasizes character building and accountability, which is the same thing we do," said Southeastern Collision repair instructor Robert Morin. Morin said the students had been working on the cornhole boards for about two weeks and they were slated to be completed by the tournament on June 1. …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, May 15th.
For more town news and instant updates on stories like this (and more!), follow Foxborough Patch on Facebook and Twitter, or sign-up for our e-mail newsletter. Editor's note: Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. If you know of something happening in town that did not make our list, please add it in the comment section! Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for a chance of showers after 3 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 64. Light south wind increasing to 9 to 14 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New precipitation amounts of less …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The New England Patriots drafted Illinois defensive end Michael Buchanan with the 226th overall pick in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
With the 226th overall pick in the seventh round, the New England Patriots picked their fourth defensive player of the draft when they selected Illinois defensive end Michael Buchanan. The 6-foot-5, 255-pounder is "an extremely lean edge defender that needs to get bigger and stronger," according to NFL.com. "He flashes violent hands on the edge, covers a lot of ground off the edge, has one of the better first steps in the class and has shown good motor as a pass-rushing defensive end (7.5 sacks in 2011)," NFL.com reports. "Not to mention, he can handle short-area coverage responsibilities when asked to stand up as a linebacker. That sort of scheme versatility will be valued by NFL teams, but they need to get to find the cause of his poor …
Danny Amendola’s “Catch For Kids” foundation will now be benefiting the area’s youth.
New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola has wasted little time acclimating himself to the Foxborough area since signing with the team in March. Days after the Boston Marathon bombings, Amendola tweeted he would be donating $100 for every catch he makes this season to the One Fund Boston and $200 for every dropped pass. Amendola is also bringing his charitable foundation, “Catches for Kids” from St. Louis to Boston to help inner city youth throughout the area. “Get ready [because] it will be fun,” Amendola said via Twitter. The foundation, which provides opportunities, support and resources to children and families in need, was established in 2010 with the mission of improving the lives of low-income children by providing daily …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, quarterback Ryan Mallet and punter Zoltan Mesko held a youth football clinic for 150 high school students with disabilities this week at Harvard University.
The New England Patriots teamed up with AccessSportAmerica this week to participate in a football skills clinic for 150 high school students with disabilities. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick joined quarterback Ryan Mallet and punter Zoltan Mesko instructed the students at Harvard University’s Harvard Stadium on Wednesday, May 8th. Belichick, Mallet and Mesko worked with members of the Harvard football team to assist with instruction at skill stations, such as throwing, catching and blocking. AccesSportAmerica is a national non-profit organization, which inspires higher function and fitness for children and adults living with disabilities through high-challenge sports and training.
The New England Patriots took the Texas Christian wide receiver with the 102nd pick in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
After using three of their first four draft picks on defense in the first three rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots chose to give quarterback Tom Brady another target to throw to with their first pick in the fourth round. The Patriots selected Texas Christian wide receiver Josh Boyce with the 102nd pick (fourth round) of the NFL Draft. Boyce is listed at 5-foot-11, 206 pounds and according to NFL.com, ran a 4.38 40-yard dash. “Josh had a good career at TCU,” said Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. “Really top kid, strong, tough, fast. He’s had good production down there. We had him as a receiver there at the top of the round then we had quite a bit of time on our hands.” Belichick added he liked Boyce’s consistency – …
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: …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The New England Patriots selected the Rutgers defensive back with the 91st pick in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
The New England Patriots selected three defensive players from Rutgers in the 2013 NFL Draft, including two in the secondary. Eight picks after selecting Logan Ryan in the third round (83rd overall), the Patriots selected Ryan’s teammate, Duron Harmon with the 91st pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said both Ryan and Harmon “were very productive, both defensively and in the kicking game” at Rutgers. “Solid guys,” Belichick said. “We’ve had a number of our players here comment on their personal characteristics, so I think we’re getting some high quality guys there as well as good football players.” Harmon was as much of a surprise pick in the third round as safety Tavon Wilson was in the second round of the 2012…
Friday, May 3, 2013
New England Patriots running back Leon Washington visited rehabbing victims of the Boston Marathon bombings this week while Stevan Ridley recruited four of his teammates to play dodgeball for charity last weekend in Fall River.
Players of the New England Patriots continue to reach out and offer support to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The latest act of kindness from the team came on Tuesday, when recently signed running back Leon Washington visited patients and victims from the Marathon tragedy at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Boston. “It means a lot for me to come here and it definitely gives me a whole different perspective on life,” Washington said during a segment of Patriots Today with Brian Lowe. … “As a team we play together and really, our heart goes out to [the patients recovering from injuries suffered in the Marathon bombings].” Washington spoke with both victims of the Marathon tragedy and other patients at Spaulding …