Head Coach Bill Belichick and Executive Director Linda Holliday, welcomed approximately 300 supporters to the Bill Belichick Foundations’ 3rd Annual Hall of Fame Huddle on Friday, September 23rd at the Seaport World Trade Center. Coming off a Patriots win the night before, Coach Belichick moderated an entertaining discussion with Boston Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens and Super Bowl Champions Matt Light and Jerod Mayo. The group even broke down film from Thursday night’s Patriots win with emcee and 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Scott Zolak. Topics of discussion included leadership and team building from a coaches and players’ perspective. Coach Belichick ended the night by sharing some never-before-seen video clips and bloopers from team practices which is always an audience favorite. Matt Light served as the auctioneer with his former teammate Jerod Mayo helping the Bill Belichick Foundation raise nearly $200,000 for student athletes and athletic programs in need. The BBF presented a $10,000 check earlier in the program to Daly Field, a new turf field in Brighton which will allow the Brighton community to have space and resources to develop boys and girls lacrosse teams.
Other special guests included Jonathan Kraft, Patriots coaches Matt Patricia, Sammy Morris, Brian Daboll, Nick Caserio, former NFL coach Jen Welter, and Boston Cannons players. Event sponsors included: Robert K. Kraft, The Kraft Group, Putnam Investments, JP Morgan, Wheels Up, Gorton & Company, Zudy, The Boston Bruins and Gemini Industries.