Head Coach Bill Belichick has long been a proponent of giving back to the community. Belichick’s giving ways started out with a big win this year for athletic teams in need. The Bill Belichick Foundation partnered with STX to continue its mission of supporting football and lacrosse programs by distributing over $20,000 in gear to local and national youth teams. Most recently, the Bill Belichick Foundation teamed up with the Paul Rabil Foundation for the inaugural Championship Chat event on May 26th, which took place during the NCAA Final Four weekend, to raise money for sports organizations in need and for children with learning differences.
The inaugural fundraising event took place at John Hancock Headquarters building in Boston’s Seaport district. The evening consisted of a cocktail reception, followed by an exclusive panel discussion. Speakers included New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick and lacrosse superstar Paul Rabil. Moderating the panel was ESPN lacrosse analyst and sideline reporter, Paul Carcaterra. The panel touched upon a myriad of topics, including playing, coaching, and preparing for a championship game. The panel discussion ended with a question and answer session, in which Coach Belichick and Rabil were asked a plethora of questions, ranging from social media to personnel.
The funds raised from the event surpassed an impressive $100,000, which will be distributed to various sport organizations, student-athletes, and those with learning differences. The event would not have been possible without the help of our generous sponsors: Raptor Group, Erica & Ted Pappendick, PLAAY Sports, Normandy Real Estate Partners, Senator Investment Group, and Jack Sebastian/Goldman Sachs. Next year’s event will be held in Boston in the spring.
The fourth annual Bill Belichick Foundation Hall of Fame Huddle event will take place this fall in Boston. More details will be announced on the Bill Belichick Foundation website this summer. Lastly, don’t forget to submit your Bill Belichick Foundation scholarship and grant applications by July 1st.