New England Patriots host a special day for Make-A-Wish boys
November 13, 2013 by Sarah
Recently, as part of the programs provided by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, six young fans of the New England Patriots were afforded the opportunity to play catch and football with quarterback Tom Brady and tight-end Rob Gronkowski of the team and chat with team owner Robert Kraft in the trophy room of Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. No doubt flyer printing and poster printing were used to let the community know of this charitable event of the Patriots organization in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The day started with a tour of the stadium and a visit to the media workroom of the Patriots where weekly press conferences are held. Each of the children took the podium and fielded questions from Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island Director of Program Services Julie Abel.
Next everyone went to the visitor’s locker room. There was a nameplate personalized for each child above their own locker, inside of which was a jersey of their favorite Patriots player. The children donned their jerseys and then went to the Kraft’s office where Robert Kraft presented each of the children with gift bags and then brought them to the trophy room for pictures with the three Super Bowl trophies of the team.
This was followed by going onto the field of Gillette Stadium and playing catch and then meeting Gronkowski and Brady on the practice fields. The day ended with the children sharing the highlights and special moments of the day in the post-game press room, to complete a dream come true for six young boys.