Patriots celebrate volunteering

Former Patriots running back Kevin Faulk will celebrate with 800 Weymouth High School students on Thursday, December 20th, as they pledge to complete 20,000 volunteer hours.

A pep rally will be held at the Weymouth High School Gymnasium in Massachusetts to mark 20,000 volunteerism hours pledged by Weymouth High School students and additional volunteerism activities taking place in the Weymouth community. As part of a New England Patriots Charitable Foundation (NEPCF) Celebrate Volunteerism school-based pilot program, the NEPCF and Weymouth Public Schools have teamed up to celebrate student volunteers.

The pep rally will include a dance team and cheerleader performance and a presentation by Faulk about the importance of volunteering. During the pep rally 41 student “Volunteers in Practice” (VIPs) will be recognized by Faulk and the NEPCF for exceeding the volunteerism requirements. Prizes will be awarded to VIPs as well as an unveiling of a special banner highlighting the school’s commitment to volunteerism.

Mascot Pat Patriot and 41 Weymouth High School VIPs will be in attendance to help Faulk and the Patriots cheerleaders run through a gauntlet and participate in football-themed interactive contests with students.

 

ABOUT CELEBRATE VOLUNTEERISM

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit entity created by the Kraft family to support charitable and philanthropic agencies throughout New England. This support comes in the form of direct grants and the donation of signed memorabilia to a variety of charitable causes, and from Patriots players who offer their direct support by appearing at charity functions throughout the year. 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. Over the past 18 years, the Foundation has made millions of dollars in donations to thousands of non-profit organizations throughout New England and has partnered with numerous community groups, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, the United Way, the Greater Boston Food Bank and a host of other New England charities. 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. In 2012, The Foundation’s Celebrate Volunteerism initiative aims to recognize deserving volunteers and inspire Patriots fans to become lifelong volunteers. For more information about Celebrate Volunteerism visit www.patriots.com/community.

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