It’s a significant increase over last year’s total, and we’re immensely grateful for all the love and support we continue to receive from our friends, family and donors.
We had an awesome turnout of Patriots players and coaches, including event co-host Rob Ninkovich, Dan Koppen, Nate Solder, Logan Mankins and Marcus Cannon—a fellow non-Hodgkin Lymphoma survivor!
Old friends joining me on the Pats alumni roster included Tedy Bruschi, Harold Shaw and Ronny Lippett. Hardy, of 98.5 The Sports Hub, graciously served as our event emcee and comedian Lenny Clark was also on-hand, contributing his usual cracks.
After golf, our party adjourned to the clubhouse for activities we’re better at: eating, laughing and raising money for a good cause. Gronk in particular was really excited about the free food! Our auction was action-packed, with lots of folks vying for our top packages: Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins and Bruce Springsteen tickets, and a four-course Italian feast served by Salvatore’s Restaurant Chef Victor Paone. We were also honored to hear grant recipient Glen Jusczyk share his daughter Malia’s cancer story.
With another fun and successful tournament behind us, Jen and I once again offer a heartfelt, humble thank you to all of the people who make our work possible: Patriots players and leadership, the Boston sports community and the immensely supportive network of friends who have truly become our New England family.
We also can’t say enough good things about all of our corporate partners: presenting sponsor Credit Union Kids at Heart, Millennium, East Commerce Solutions and Team Impact, The Home Depot, Salvatore’s Restaurant, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Hobbs Brook Management, LLC and I.B.E.W. 104, CBS Radio Boston, Majestic Construction, Inc., Quality Beverage, Inc., Powerade and Grey Goose.
It’s a long list of thank yous, but that’s a great problem to have!
And be on the lookout over the next few weeks for some video highlights of the tournament, like this message from Gronk and Bruschi!
We hope to see everyone again at our gala in fall and – of course – on the links next year. Maybe we can all get a little more practice in between now and then, and come out swinging!