On Thursday, November 2nd, Bill Belichick and Linda Holliday hosted the BBF’s 4th Annual Hall of Fame Huddle at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston featuring broadcasting legend Chris Berman. Approximately 300 supporters came out to the annual fundraiser where they got to hear Coach and “Boomer” chat live about their favorite Patriots moments, memories together on the field and learned the backstory of some of those infamous Boomer nicknames! 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Scott Zolak and 3X Super Bowl Champion Matt Light were also on hand to serve as the master of ceremonies and auctioneer.
The 4th Annual Hall of Fame Huddle was sponsored by The Kraft Group, Putnam Investments, Wheels Up, Boston Private, Thorn Law Group, Zudy, J.P. Morgan and Bank of America. Event proceeds including the BBF’s most successful live auction to date, raised over $200,000 for student athletes and athletic programs in need. Exclusive experiences sold at auction included a private plane to New York City to attend the Late-Night Show with Jimmy Fallon and Saturday Night Live along with a trip to Miami for the Patriots vs. Dolphins game this season and much more.
The BBF would like to thank supporters, sponsors, in-kind sponsors (Winston Flowers, Nantucket Vineyard, Harpoon Brewery, DePrisco Jewelers, Cape Classics, Bash Entertainment, JetBlue, Greydon House, Giovanni DeCunto, Outfront, Clear Channel), volunteers and special guests for their time and commitment to making the 4th Annual Hall of Fame Huddle the most successful to date!
Up next, the BBF will be launching STX equipment grant applications online here and announcing the 2017 grant and scholarship winners. Lastly, just this week, the BBF selected the following runners out of a large pool of applicants, to represent the BBF in the 2018 Boston Marathon: Will DiTullio, Jimmy Olson, Jennifer Belichick, Kaila Gottlick, Drew Harrington and Brendan Barrett.
During the program, Coach Belichick and Holliday presented a $15,000 check to Good Sports, a nonprofit that aspires to give all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need. By partnering with Good Sports, the BBF has supplied half a dozen youth football programs around the country with new football equipment this season.