Wednesday, May 22, 2013
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft talked about the possibility of hosting a Super Bowl in Foxborough if Super Bowl XLVIII in New York/New Jersey goes well.
Could a Super Bowl ever be held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough? New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he would welcome the opportunity if Super Bowl XLVIII next February in New Jersey goes well. “Let’s see how [the Super Bowl in New York goes],” Kraft told reporters Tuesday outside the NFL owners meetings in Boston. “We would love one day to hold [the Super Bowl locally] if it’s a good experience.” Kraft was in Boston Tuesday with the NFL’s 31 other owners to vote on the sites of Super Bowl L and LI and discussed what would need to happen for the area to host its first ever Super Bowl in Foxborough. “I think part of what it would require is political people in Boston and Providence coming together so we could really have the …
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 …
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: …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Science fair begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the Putnam Club East of Gillette Stadium.
For the last five months, students from 17 New England Boys & Girls Clubs have participated in the fifth annual “Science of Sports” Science Fair, a youth outreach and mentoring program that uses sports as a context to teach the principles of math and science. On Sunday that interactive and exciting program is coming to Foxborough with more than 120 “Science of Sports” middle school students from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire Boys & Girls Clubs and their Raytheon mentors competing at The Putnam Club East of Gillette Stadium. Students will present their projects for judging, many of which will include dramatic visual demonstrations of science specific principles. Each member of the three top winning teams, which will be …
Friday, April 26, 2013
In just 72 hours, fans meet Kraft family's challenge to raise $100,000 for victims of the Boston Marathon victims.
One day after the tragic attacks on the Boston Marathon, the Kraft family pledged to match the first $100,000 raised through donations to their charitable foundation for The One Fund Boston to aid hundreds of victims most affected by the bombings. Less than three days later, contributions by New England Patriots and New England Revolution fans exceeded that total. Since then, the National Football League Foundation, Major League Soccer, the Major League Soccer Players Union and the tenants of Patriot Place have each pledged generous donations to the cause through the teams’ charitable foundations. With recent pledges of significant personal donations from Kraft family friends Roger Stone and Ron Perelman, along with an additional pledge …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty says he will donate $100 per tackle, $200 per interception to Boston Marathon relief efforts.
The New England Patriots continue to rally around the city of Boston in the wake of Monday’s tragedy through pledges to help the victims of the Marathon bombings. On Wednesday, another New England Patriot announced he plans to use the upcoming NFL season as a way to raise funds for the victims of Monday’s deadly attacks. Defensive back Devin McCourty announced on Twitter he will join new teammate Danny Amendola in using personal statistics as a way to donate to Marathon victim relief efforts. “Like Amendola I will donate $100 for each tackle made and $200 for every [interception] made in 2013-14 season to the victims of the Boston bombing - (D-Mac),” McCourty said via his Twitter handle, @McCourtyTwins. On Monday, Amendola pledged via …
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 …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is worth $2.3 billion, according to NBC Sports via SportsBusiness Daily.
Foxborough’s wealthiest businessman is worth $2.3 billion, according to NBC Sports via SportsBusiness Daily. New England Patriots owner and CEO Robert Kraft net worth ranks eighth among NFL owners. Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen is the league’s wealthiest, topping the owners’ list at $15 billion, followed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke ($5 billion) and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer ($4.4 billion). Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan and New York Giants co-owner Joan Tisch come in at No. 5 on the list ($2.9 billion). According to the report, there are 19 NFL owners with a net worth over $1 billion and 13 who have not reached the billion-dollar threshold. Click here to read more.
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 …