Going once, going twice…

The countdown is on for next Monday’s Fourth Annual Joe Andruzzi and Friends Golf Tournament! And we here at the Foundation are excited to hit Granite Links on the 18th with all of our friends, supporters and favorite New England sports stars – including our guest co-hosts, Patriots Rob Gronkowski and Rob Ninkovich.

This fun, annual golf tourney will also feature an exciting silent auction (also available online until 7:00 p.m. on the 18th), filled with priceless sports memorabilia, entertainment packages and much more. A silent auction following dinner will also help us raise more money for families battling cancer and to fund critical pediatric brain cancer research at Children’s Hospital. Some of these items include:

  • Four Bruce Springsteen tickets for the Gillette Stadium Concert, August 18 with VIP Parking
  • Private dinner in your home for six, prepared by Chef Victor Paone from Salvatore’s Restaurants (Four course!)
  • A Gillette Stadium canvas print covered with Patriot-player autographs
  • The chance to drive a Ferrari for the day (courtesy of Exotic Auto Boston)
  • And many, many more!

And just another reminder: You don’t have to golf with us to bid in our silent auction—check out some of these great items online at biddingforgood.com.

Here you’ll find a little something for everyone:  spa, salon, fitness club and restaurant gift certificates, jewelry, cooking and bartending demos, a kayak tour, golf rounds, goodie bags, travel packages and more. Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez and LaDainian Tomlinson have also kindly donated signed jerseys. We even have a collector’s bottle of Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey!

Also, don’t miss your chance to win our helicopter drop by purchasing golf balls ($10 each) on our website. The balls will be dropped from a helicopter during the tournament, and the purchaser of the ball that lands closest to the marked hole will win two authentic Pats jerseys, signed by Gronk and Nink. The drop is planned for 6 p.m. and winners don’t need to be present—we’ll let you know within 24 hours if the grand prize is your’s!

Our annual Golf Tournament is one of two major fundraisers that sustain our Foundation’s grants and giving throughout the year. We have big plans for the remainder of 2012 – we want to help more families and fund more research than ever before. Please support us through our auction and raffle! And thank you for everything you do that enables us to carry out this important work so close to all of our hearts.

– Jen Andruzzi

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