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: …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Kraft family announced Tuesday they will match $100,000 in donations to support Boston Marathon victim recovery efforts.
In the aftermath of Monday's attacks on the Boston Marathon, the Kraft family has announced plans to make donations to assist in the victims' recovery from the tragic event by matching up to $100,000 raised. The New England Patriots and New England Revolution Charitable Foundations will collect donations online, with funds earmarked to assist with victim recovery. Donations can be made at Patriots.com/donate or RevolutionSoccer.net/donate (please note “Boston Marathon” in field provided). The Kraft family will match the first $100,000 in those donations. “We are grieving for the victims of this senseless act,” said Patriots and Revolution owner Robert Kraft. “It is not lost on us that this tragedy occurred on Patriots Day, at an event …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Foxborough resident Mark Briggs is running with the Patriots Marathon Team with a record-breaking $206,068 raised to benefit volunteer organizations throughout New England in honor of Myra Kraft.
Foxborough resident and New England Patriots employee Mark Briggs will join fellow Patriots staff, alumni and Women's Association members to lead the Patriots Marathon Team of 34 runners to the starting line of the 117th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15. After months of training, meetings and fundraising, Briggs and the Patriots Marathon Team is set to run the historic race starting on Main Street in Hopkinton at 10:40 a.m. with the goal of reaching the finish line on Boylston Street while wearing an official Patriots Marathon Team jersey donated by Under Amour and All Sports Heroes in Lowell. This year’s Patriots Marathon Team, the largest fielded in six years, set an ambitious goal of breaking the fundraising record of $150,000 …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Current and former Patriots players will instruct youth ages 6-14 in free football clinic in Newtown, Conn. as part of a Patriots-themed activity day open to the public to honor the community and Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The Kraft family, New England Patriots Charitable Foundation (NEPCF) and the New England Patriots Alumni Club (NEPAC) will bring their signature “Football for YOU” one-day free youth clinic to Newtown, Conn. on May 18. The clinic kicks off the first of seven clinics that will take place throughout New England this summer and marks the first time the clinic will visit Connecticut. “Our hearts broke for the Newtown community and their families as we learned of the tragedy this past December,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. “We admire the Newtown community for their strength and look forward to continuing our support.” During the clinic, current and former Patriots players will gather at the Newtown High School football …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Nonprofits throughout New England can now nominate deserving volunteers for an opportunity to receive $200,000 in grants in Myra Kraft’s honor.
The Kraft family and New England Patriots Charitable Foundation announced the opening of the 2013 Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards as part of the Patriots ongoing Celebrate Volunteerism initiative, which honors Myra Kraft’s lifetime commitment to volunteerism. The awards will recognize individuals who exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteering. “Volunteers are the unsung heroes of our communities who give selflessly and often go unrecognized,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. “Like my sweetheart, who made volunteering a lifestyle, these deserving individuals make an immeasurable impact in our region. We are looking forward to celebrating them in her honor.” Twenty …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Past and current Patriots players stopped by Bass Pro Shops at Patriot Place this past Tuesday for the annual "Gifts from the Gridiron" shopping spree to help children and families from local homeless shelters.
The spirit of giving was alive and well at Patriot Place this past Tuesday as dozens of current and former New England Patriots visited Bass Pro Shops for the annual "Gifts from the Gridiron" shopping spree in Foxborough. The event, which treats children and families from local homeless shelters to winter coats and holiday gifts. Patriots participating in the event included Vince Wilfork and his wife, Bianca, Jerod Mayo, Devin McCourty, Rob Ninkovich, Zoltan Mesko, Matthew Slater, Donald Thomas, Trevor Scott, Ron Brace, Shane Vereen, Kevin Faulk, Joe Andruzzi and more. The Patriots organization thanked the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, the Vince Wilfork Foundation, New England Patriots Alumni Club and Bass Pro Shops for …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The 19th annual children's holiday party will be held Tuesday in Gillette Stadium's Putnam Club.
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Monday, December 10, 2012
More than 250 children in need from Salvation Army and community centers throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island will be in Foxborough Tuesday for the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation's 19th annual Children's Holiday Party. These children will enjoy a special night full of food, fun and great memories as Patriots players, Pat Patriot and the Patriots cheerleaders will join them to play holiday-themed games, sign autographs and offer gifts from the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation. The annual highlight of the event is “Wrap-A-Pat,” a game in which the children, working in teams, race to wrap Patriots players in holiday wrapping paper, bows and ribbons. The following groups will be in attendance Tuesday:
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Here's five things you need to know today in Foxborough: A sunny Wednesday is in the forecast, new students to visit Foxborough High School and a chance to win Trader Joes gift cards before it opens at Patriot Place on Sept. 7.
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! 1. Expect a Sunny Wednesday in Foxborough with a High Near 74 Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for Sunny, with a high near 74. North wind 7 to 11 mph. Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 52. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. 2. Newcomers Night at Foxborough High School With six days until the first day of school in Foxborough, new students at FHS are welcome to stop by from 6 to 8 p.m. for Newcomers Night. 3. …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The new Putnam Club at Gillette was unveiled by Robert Kraft and Putnam CEO Robert L. Reynolds.
The brand new Putnam Club was unveiled to the Media August 30 by Patriots Owner Robert Kraft and Putnam Investments CEO and President Robert L. Reynolds. Kraft and Reynolds gave a tour of the new Club, showing the view, the amenities, and touching on a variety of subjects. In August, it was announced that Putnam Investments and the Kraft Sports Group made a long-term brand partnership for Gillette Stadium. In an official release, Reynolds said, "under the inspiring leadership of Robert and Jonathan Kraft, the New England Patriots have earned a reputation for success that is as powerful off the field as it is on. "Together we will make a very formidable team," he noted. Throughout the tour of the new club, Robert Kraft was visibly emotional…
Friday, September 2, 2011
The brand new Putnam Club at Gillette was the site for the Patriots Annual Kickoff Gala on Tuesday night.
The buzz was palpable inside the Putnam Club on Tuesday night, as the New England Patriots players and coaches officially kicked of the 2011 football season. The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation hosted their annual Kickoff Gala in the Putnam Club Tuesday. Proceeds from the event benefit many causes throughout the area. The Patriots are dedicating this season to the memory of Myra Kraft in the spirit of volunteerism. To recognize the importance of helping others, the Patriots awarded linebacker, Jerod Mayo, with the Ron Burton Community Service Award. The night started off with a cocktail hour and a players and coaches meet and greet. There were a lot of smiles on the faces of those in attendance as they rubbed shoulders with …