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Patriots Show Appreciation For Teachers With A Surprise Visit To Foxborough Elementary School

Community Press Release

Patriots players James White, Rex Burkhead, Stephen Anderson, Keion Crossen and Braxton Berrios visit teachers and students at the Igo Elementary School on Tuesday, May 7, in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF JEREMIE SMITH / NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

The New England Patriots celebrated National Teacher Appreciation Week with a surprise visit to the Igo Elementary School in Foxborough Tuesday afternoon to thank teachers and staff for their dedication to their profession and the impact they make on the lives of their students. 

Patriots players James White, Rex Burkhead, Keion Crossen, Stephen Anderson and Braxton Berrios roamed the hallways with Igo Principal Mike Stanton, Foxborough Schools Superintendent Dr. Amy Berdos and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Alison Mello; bouncing from class to class to thank more than 60 teachers and staff and visit with students. 

The players presented each staff member with flowers, a personalized certificate of appreciation from the Patriots Foundation and a Patriots Super Bowl LIII Champion hat. 

ABOUT THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS FOUNDATION

The New England Patriots Foundation was created by Robert Kraft to support charitable and philanthropic agencies throughout New England. The Foundation’s primary goal is to support programs that aid the youth and families of New England while underscoring the Kraft family’s deep commitment to philanthropic activities in the community. The Foundation actively supports non-profit groups focusing on health, education, youth fitness and community enrichment while also implementing its own programs in those areas of focus. For more information about the New England Patriots Foundation, visit www.patriots.com/community

Foxborough Public Schools Receives $19,000 From Partners In Patriotism Fund To Launch Stem Program At Ahern Middle School

Community Press Release

Foxborough Public Schools has set out to actively cultivate student interest in computer science, engineering and biomedical science through a new program endorsed by MA STEM Hub and funded largely by the Kraft family’s nonprofit Partners in Patriotism Fund.

Through a grant of $19,159, the Ahern Middle School will implement Project Lead The Way (PLTW) to revamp the enrichment and elective offerings available to all seventh and eighth grade students in the 2019-2020 school year.

The goal of the program, according to Foxborough Schools Assistant Superintendent Alison Mello, is to engage students in learning experiences in STEM that are motivating, hands-on, civic-minded, inspire curiosity and develop problem-solving skills.

“Building student interest, capacity and awareness in these STEM fields is a high priority for Foxborough Public Schools as we know that the learning experiences will build critical problem-solving and collaboration skills that will prepare them for a variety of career opportunities available in these fields,” said Mello.

The program also incorporates a civics component into the learning modules, which will help build student awareness of their ability to impact and help others.

Mello said the PIP Fund grant allows the school to implement the following four modules for all seventh and eighth grade students: Medical Detectives, Green Architecture, Computer Science for Innovators and Makers and Design and Modeling.

“Because PLTW is experiential, there is a significant initial investment in materials and equipment,” said Mello. “Without the support of the PIP Fund, we would have had to scale back the implementation significantly and offer fewer modules to our students.”

PLTW is expected to begin this summer with a full week of training for all teachers leading a module and student courses will commence during the school year.

“The benefits that our students will receive from this program will have long lasting implications and the PIP Fund’s support makes it possible to involve more students in these unique and powerful learning experiences,” said Mello.

Patriots Players Thank Hundreds Of Volunteers At 7th Annual Clean Up Foxboro Day

Community Press Release

Defensive Lineman Keionta Davis and Defensive End Derek Rivers mingled with approximately 250 volunteers in Foxboro on Saturday, April 27.

Foxboro is now 3 tons lighter of trash following the efforts of approximately 250 volunteers at the seventh annual Clean Up Foxboro Day on Saturday, April 27.

The town-wide cleanup also drew the support of many local businesses, including The Kraft Group, New England Patriots and Patriot Place. Patriots players Keionta Davis and Derek Rivers stopped by the event to thank the hundreds of volunteers and autograph Super Bowl LIII Champion team photos. Davis and Rivers also helped event organizers announce the raffle winners for Red Sox and Patriots game tickets and an autographed Rob Gronkowski football, donated by The Kraft Group.

 Patriots defensive linemen Derek Rivers (left) and Keionta Davis (center) with Clean Up Foxboro Day event organizer A.J. Dooley (right of Davis) of Dooley Disposal Services on Saturday, April 27.
 Patriots defensive linemen Derek Rivers (left) and Keionta Davis (center) with Clean Up Foxboro Day event organizer A.J. Dooley (right of Davis) of Dooley Disposal Services on Saturday, April 27.

“It is important to be in the community and show support for volunteer initiatives like Clean Up Day,” said Davis. “It’s great to see so many volunteers take time out of their weekend to pick up trash and make their community better.”

Said Rivers: “This is the perfect type of Earth Day event and it is wonderful to see so many people putting their words into action and volunteering their time for something like this. It was important to us to be able to come out and thank each and every one of these volunteers for their efforts and show our support for the cause.”

Jaden Onwuakor (center) interviews Patriots defensive linemen Derek Rivers (left) and Keionta Davis (right) at the seventh annual Clean Up Foxboro Day on Saturday, April 27.
Jaden Onwuakor (center) interviews Patriots defensive linemen Derek Rivers (left) and Keionta Davis (right) at the seventh annual Clean Up Foxboro Day on Saturday, April 27.
Patriots defensive linemen Keionta Davis (left) and Derek Rivers (right) present Foxborough resident Erin Coombs (center) with an autographed Rob Gronkowski football at Saturday’s seventh annual Clean Up Foxboro Day. Coombs won the football, donated by the Kraft Group, during the event’s raffle.
Patriots defensive linemen Keionta Davis (left) and Derek Rivers (right) present Foxborough resident Erin Coombs (center) with an autographed Rob Gronkowski football at Saturday’s seventh annual Clean Up Foxboro Day. Coombs won the football, donated by the Kraft Group, during the event’s raffle.
Clean Up Foxboro Day organizer, Tina Belanger (left) and Patriots defensive linemen Derek Rivers (center) and Keionta Davis announce raffle prize winners of Red Sox and Patriots tickets and an autographed Rob Gronkowski football at the seventh annual Clean Up Foxboro Day on Saturday, April 27.

Rolling Stones Coming to Gillette June 2019

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Photo Credit: Dave Hogan

The Rolling Stones announce they will bring their NO FILTER tour to stadiums in 13 cities across America in 2019 with a stop in Foxborough, Mass. on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Gillette Stadium.

The tour follows NO FILTER dates this past year that have taken Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood back out on the road amassing rave reviews as they played to sold out stadiums throughout the UK and Europe. 

“It’s a thrill when we play stadiums in the States – the energy is always amazing!” – Mick Jagger

“I’ve always loved playing the states.  It’s a great crowd.” – Keith Richards                                                              

The Rolling Stones NO FILTER set list has the legendary band treating generations of fans to classic Stones hits such as “Sympathy For The Devil,” “Paint It Black,” “Brown Sugar,”  “Miss You,” as well as special gems from their celebrated catalog.

NO FILTER will be The Rolling Stones’ third tour at Gillette Stadium. Sixteen years ago, the band became the first concert held at Gillette Stadium, just four months after the venue opened in 2002, and returned in 2006 as part of A BIGGER BANG Tour.

Tickets for the June 8, 2019 show will go on sale Friday, November 30 at 10AM.  For ticketing information please visit rollingstones.com.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public, beginning Wednesday, November 28 at 10AM through Thursday, November 29 at 10PM local time.

AEG Presents’ Concerts West is the promoter of The Rolling Stones NO FILTER US tour.

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YMCA Announces LIVESTRONG classes starting in January

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Hockomock Area YMCA Announces LIVESTRONG at the YMCA classes starting in January. Research shows that physical activity can decrease recurrence and increase survivorship for cancer patients.

Since 2010, The HockomockArea YMCA has been facilitating the LIVESTRONG at theYMCA program and they are pleased to announce new classes for 2019.  

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free 12-week program designed for cancer survivors and their families seeking to regain health, build strength, and connect with other cancer survivors. Our goal is to help participants build muscle mass and muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve functional ability. Certified YMCA fitness instructors give personal individualized instruction and are trained in the elements of cancer, post rehab exercise, nutrition, and supportive cancer care.

New Classes Announced for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA at the Hockomock Y in January:  


Bernon Family (Franklin) Branch
45 Forge Hill Road
Franklin, MA
Monday & Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:30pm beginning January 7th
Monday& Wednesday, 6:00pm-7:30 pm, beginning on January 7th


Invensys Foxboro Branch
67 Mechanic Street
Foxboro, MA
Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30am-12:00pm beginning January 8th  
Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00pm-7:30 pm beginning January 8th  


North Attleboro Branch
300 Elmwood Street
North Attleboro, MA
Monday & Wednesday, 12:00pm-1:30 pm beginning January7th   

A survivor is defined from the point of cancer diagnosis through the balance of his/her life.  Are you a cancer survivor or know someone who is?