The New England Patriots have a lot to be proud about these days on the field and have a super bowl ring to show for it. One aspect of professional sports which gets overlooked is the role athletes have in the community. The Mayo Bowl has been a top-notch charity event for five years now and the 6th annual Mayo Bowl held on Monday was no different. Jerod Mayo hosted his teammates and families, guests, fans and sponsors alike to help raise over $400,000.00 for Boston Medical Center. The sold out fundraising event was held at Kings in Dedham, MA.
Players of past and present showed their support for the cause and came ready to bowl. Some of the current players there including Tom Brady, Julian Edelman, Brandon Lafell, Danny Amendola, Devin McCourty, Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich, Malcolm Butler, Dont’a Hightower, Nate Solder and Stephen Gostkowski (bowling champion of the night). Former players included Andre Tippett, Tedy Bruschi and Vince Wilfork (and wife) who couldn’t make the event but recorded a video that was played during the event wishing the Mayo family nothing but the best.
The event kicked off with Mayo, along with wife Chantel, made a short but heartfelt speech in which they thanked their sponsors, teammates, fans and most importantly, the Boston Medical Center.
After the speech by Mayo, the players had some fun bowling while the fans were free to enjoy an array of tasty hors d’oeuvres and Sam Adams. The live auction followed bowling, with Jerod at the helm, and handily assisting Mayo in the process were the likes of Devin McCourty and Chandler Jones. There were many items donated by players that attendees bid on, including a signed and framed Tom Brady Jersey.
Blue Sky Sports & Entertainment did a fantastic job putting this charity event together thanks to them for having us again!). I’d also like to recognize the event sponsors Bob’s Discount Furniture and Citizen’s Bank. Most importantly, big shoutout to the Mayo family for once again playing host to one of the top player charity events in greater Boston. It is truly a great event for a great cause!