Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Kraft will be recognized for Outstanding Leadership in Business and Philanthropy on June 13th at the Waldorf Astoria.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will receive the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence for outstanding leadership in business and philanthropy at a gala benefit on Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. at The Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Ballroom. The award will be presented by Sanford I. Weill, chairman of Carnegie Hall’s Board of Trustees. CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley is the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. “We’re delighted to honor my great friend, Bob Kraft by presenting him with Carnegie Hall’s Medal of Excellence,” said Weill. “Bob has made such a remarkable impact on the lives of so many, complementing his great success in business with a strong commitment to giving back to the community. This is exemplified by Bob’s fortitude…
Monday, May 20, 2013
About 30 current and former Patriots players, coaches and cheerleaders interacted with the Newtown, Conn. Community’s youth in a free “Football for You” clinic Saturday.
The New England Patriots gave the Newtown, Conn. community a reason to smile this past Saturday – 154 days after unspeakable tragedy struck the small, quiet town. About 30 current and former Patriots players, coaches and cheerleaders conducted a free “Football for You” youth clinic Saturday at Newtown High School just over five months since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School took the lives of 20 children and six adults on Dec. 14, 2012. “This is part of the New England community and I think all of us were devastated when we saw what happened here,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft via Patriots Today. “If it can happen here in the town of Newtown then it can happen in any city or town in America.” The Kraft …
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: …