The New England Patriots Alumni Club and New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will share their football knowledge with local youth during a free clinic inside the Empower Field House.
On Thursday, June 15, former Patriots players will bring local youth together in Foxborough for a free one-day, non-contact “Football for You” clinic that teaches the importance of leadership, teamwork and commitment. Boys and girls ages nine to 14 will have the opportunity to learn each position from the pros inside the Empower Field House.
“The Patriots alumni love getting together and talking about the good old days on the gridiron,” said NEPAC President and former Patriots center Pete Brock. “But years ago, we decided we wanted to take our love for the game and share it with youth throughout New England. We hosted our first clinic in Boston a decade ago and since that time, we have continued to grow and have been able to bring these free clinics to thousands of youth each year.”
At the June 15 clinic, Patriots alumni will team up with local high school football staff to lead skill stations, giving each participant an opportunity to try every position on the field. A former Patriots player will also share his experiences of playing in the NFL with clinic attendees and discuss the importance of making healthy choices. Participation is free of charge and same-day registrations are welcome. Registration begins at 3 p.m. inside the Empower Field with the clinic beginning at 4 p.m. Each child receives a Football for You t-shirt, a snack courtesy of the New England Dairy Council and a dinner provided by local vendors. The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information and to register online, visitwww.patriotsalumni.com.
These free football clinics are an extension of the New England Patriots Play 60 initiative, which encourages youth to eat healthy and exercise for at least 60 minutes a day. The clinics also include an educational component for parents. As the youth participate in the skill stations, guest speakers will talk to parents about proper nutrition, strength and conditioning and sportsmanship.
School is almost out for summer, but there is no offseason for reading, which is why the New England Patriots and The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon are teaming up to encourage children to take on the “Read Between the Lines” summer reading challenge.
To kick off the challenge, The Hall is hosting Patriots wide receiver and official “Read Between the Lines” ambassador Malcolm Mitchell for a reading rally and book signing on Friday, June 16. Visit The Hall at 3:45 p.m. for fun and photos with Pat Patriot before making your way into The Raytheon Theater, located on the third floor of The Hall, where Mitchell will read his children’s book, “The Magician’s Hat.” Magician John Logan will join Mitchell in entertaining the crowd with magic during the reading. The event is free and open to the public, but due to space restrictions, is limited to the first 150 guests. Following the reading rally, Mitchell will be signing his book in the Patriots ProShop from 5:15-6:15 p.m. and encouraging children ages 5-18 to register for the “Read Between the Lines” summer reading challenge.
“In order to stay at a championship-caliber reading level, we have to stay active and keep practicing, especially over the summer,” said Mitchell. “I am very excited to encourage, support and cheer on our students as they ‘Read Between the Lines’ this summer.”
The “Read Between the Lines” reading program challenges children ages 5-18 to read 1,000 minutes from July 1 to Aug. 31. Participants can share their progress on social media by using the hashtag #PatriotsRBTL and follow along as Mitchell takes on the challenge, too. Participants who turn their completed reading logs into The Hall will receive two passes to The Hall, a Read Between the Lines bookmark, a commemorative completion certificate and one entry into the grand prize raffle – a Tom Brady autographed photo, an autographed copy of Mitchell’s book, a 2017 Patriots yearbook and other Patriots goodies.
For more information about the “Read Between the Lines” summer reading challenge, please visit www.patriots.com/rbtl.
Veterans and active military with proper military identification will receive free admission to The Hall from May 27-29.
Veterans and active military are invited to enjoy a free visit to The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon over Memorial Day weekend. From Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29, The Hall will offer free admission to all veterans and active service men and women with valid military identification.
The Hall is open Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Since opening in September 2008, The Hall has offered free admission to military personnel each Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Military personnel were also offered free admission in 2010 during an extension of the traveling exhibit “Pro Football and the American Spirit,” which told the story of professional football players and personnel who served in the military from WWII to Desert Storm and the conflict in Afghanistan.
Guests visiting The Hall can enjoy the history of the New England Patriots through many exciting exhibits, including:
Raytheon’s STEM interactives, In the Numbers and By the Numbers, feature football-relatedSTEM challenges
Inside the Game takes you where you’ve never gone before – into a Patriots team huddle. You can also check out the Patriots replica locker room where you can try on pads, jersey and helmets
In the Moment allows you to interact the great moments in Patriots history, including going under the hood and reviewing plays like an NFL referee and attempt to kick Adam Vinatieri’s infamous field goal against the Oakland Raiders in the 2001 playoffs using The Hall’s field goal kicking simulator.
The Super Bowl Experience, which brings the Patriots Super Bowl championships to life through interactive touch screen displays, a 16-foot-by-9-foot video wall, the Vince Lombardi Trophies and a display and interactive of Malcolm Butler’s Super Bowl XLIX game-clinching interception.
Join us on Saturday June 10, 2017 from 7-9 p.m at The Next Door Gallery at Happy Hollow Frame Shop, located at 250 North Main Street in Mansfield, MA for an Artists’ Reception which is free and open to the public on. The exhibit will remain on display through September 9, 2017.
Meet and speak with the artists while enjoying new works in a wide variety of mediums from oil and acrylic, to watercolor, pastel, photography and sculpture. Live jazz courtesy of Timothy Lynch. For more information or directions call 508-339-1234.
Continuing his efforts to protect homeowners against dishonest individuals, Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell reminds residents about the availability of a free on-line Consumer Notification Service offered by the Registry to protect Norfolk County property owners against fraud.
“The F.B.I. has reported that property and mortgage fraud is one of the fastest growing white collar crimes in the United States. Multiple jurisdictions across the country have reported individuals recording fraudulent documents and making it appear like they own another person’s home or property. While we have been fortunate that this problem has not revealed itself here in Norfolk County, I want to make sure my office is proactively and vigorously protecting consumers,” noted Register O’Donnell.Continue reading Register O’Donnell Promotes Campaign Against Real Estate Fraud→