Here are a couple of sports-related charity items involving the Patriots and Celtics:

The 2nd Annual New England Celebrities Tackle Cancer Gala To benefit the Joe Andruzzi Foundation

November 2, 2009  

MANSFIELD, Massachusetts –  The Joe Andruzzi Foundation will host the 2nd Annual New England Celebrities Tackle Cancer event, to be held on Monday, November 2, 2009, at Christina’s, in Foxboro, Massachusetts. 

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation was established in 2008, to lead the fight to tackle cancer through support of cancer research and provide assistance to cancers institutes, patients and caregivers to help ease the burden cancer treatment places on lives.

After a decade in the NFL, former New England Patriots lineman Joe Andruzzi was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma, ending his NFL career in 2007, and forcing him to face his own mortality.  Now, over a year in remission, he and his wife, Jen, are becoming leading spokespersons in the fight against cancer.

“The Joe Andruzzi Foundation is committed to helping others fight the toughest fight of their lives,” said Joe Andruzzi.  “My family and I are grateful for the care that I received and want to help others.  Since we started the Foundation last year, we have met some wonderful families, doctors and researchers who are making a difference in the fight against cancer,” Joe Andruzzi added.

The 2nd Annual New England Celebrities Tackle Cancer event marks the fourth event hosted by the Foundation.  Since its inception, the Foundation has raised $300,000.  

A full roster of Patriots players, both past and present, are expected to attend the event.  This year’s Honorary Committee will include:

  • Tom Brady, New England Patriots
  • Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
  • Kevin Faulk, New England Patriots
  • Stephen Neal, New England Patriots
  • Dan Koppen, New England Patriots
  • Logan Mankins, New England Patriots
  • Matt Light, New England Patriots
  • Nick Kaczur, New England Patriots
  • Vince Wilfork, New England Patriots
  • Wes Welker, New England Patriots


Tickets-for-Charity® Offers Celtics Fans Premium Seats for All Home Games – at the Same or Better Price They Typically Find Elsewhere – While Benefiting Leading Charities 

 October 22, 2009 – Boston, MA – Tickets-for-Charity® is now offering Boston Celtics fans a new way to access high-demand seats to catch this season’s action at the TD Garden. For the same or better price they typically find elsewhere, Celtics fans can now access fantastic Celtics seats on while benefiting the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and many other leading charities of their choice. 

Tickets-for-Charity first kicked-off its Charitable Sale™ program with the Shamrock Foundation for select ’07 and ’08 playoff games and has since expanded the unique collaboration this year to offer premium lower level seats for all home games at the TD Garden. This season’s Celtics are poised to make a run at another NBA Championship with powerhouse players Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce and new acquisitions Rasheed Wallace and Shelden Williams. Tickets-for-Charity invites fans to visit or call 1-866-567-4576 to find the Celtics seats they want for home games ranging from Opening Night to highly-anticipated match-ups against the Lakers, Cavaliers and Magic. 

In addition to the Boston Celtics, Tickets-for-Charity offers sports and music fans the opportunity to access great seats on to see some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports, from Boston Bruins and Red sox games to John Mayer, Jimmy Buffett and Robin Williams – all while benefiting leading charities, including Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Feeding America and many more.