The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons may be contenders during the big game in Houston on Sunday, Feb. 5, but both teams are champions for Homes For Our Troops.
This past fall, several New England Patriots helped out at SGT Christopher Gomes’ specially adapted home in Freetown, Mass. Corner-back Malcolm Butler; linebackers Barkevious Mingo, Shea McClellin, Elandon Roberts; center Dave Andrews; long snapper Joe Cardona; running back D.J. Foster; and defense lineman Geneo Grissom spent a day preparing the home and yard for HFOT’s Volunteer Day later that week by cleaning up a few of the bedrooms and spreading loam. The Chris Long Foundation also donated to HFOT this past year.
Atlanta Falcons tight-end Jacob Tamme has been a longtime supporter of Homes For Our Troops, with his annual Swings for Soldiers Golf Classic benefit. In seven years, the event has raised more than $580,000 for HFOT. The Falcons also hosted HFOT Veterans at its Training Camp in 2015.
So no matter what the outcome of next Sunday’s game, both teams can walk off the field knowing they have made a difference in the lives of injured Veterans.