New England Patriots
Brady throws passes in postseason for winning cause
BOSTON -- It was a game of fantasy football Monday for some local kids who got to toss the pigskin around with Tom Brady.
The New England Patriots quarterback participated in the “smartwater zero sack give back,” playing flag football with children from the Tobin Community Center. He also handed off $30,000 to the Boston Centers for Youth & Families to help promote an active lifestyle for children in the community.
“It’s a pleasure for me. When smartwater said, what do you think about this, I thought it was a great idea. To raise money and give away money is something we all love to do,” said Brady.
Smartwater had previously pledged to donate $5,000 for each game that Brady finished without getting sacked. Brady had five sackless games this past season.
Brandon Guerrero caught Brady’s first pass during the flag football game.
“He seemed like a great guy and a nice guy. I admire him,” said the young Brady fan.
“It’s very nice, because he’s coming out to do it for us,” added Tshana Langrin, a fellow flag football participant.
Brady admitted the game was a nice distraction after a less than stellar season. He said he plans to watch the Super Bowl in two weeks but noted that the kids at the community center were the real champions.
“Hopefully, they realize at some point that they can have that, and whatever they choose to do in their life, they can aspire to whatever goals they set for themselves,” said Brady.
The winning flag football team asked Brady if they could receive money or tickets to a game next season. Brady responded that he would have to work on pulling together a reward for the winners.
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