Former Patriots on hand for Light Foundation event
UNDATED (WHDH) -- 7News’ Kayna Whitworth joined some Patriots players who turned out for a good cause - raising money for at risk kids with their old buddy, former Patriots player Matt Light.
We are used to seeing them pound it out on the gridiron.
But for many of the New England Patriots, the manliest thing they do all year is off the field.
“I’m a big manly guy and so I need to do manly stuff,” said Steve Gregory.
It’s the Matt Light Celebrity Shoot-out
a day to raise money for at risk youth â€¦ and doing it in the manliest of ways - with guns.
Matt Light said a former teammate always seems to take home the big prize.
“My man Logan Mankins, my wing man, a guy that - he's been a lot of things to a lot of people but for me he's been a guy I could always depend on. Love playing with the guy - but when it comes to his shooting ability he never practices, yet he's won this event 3 years in a row,” said Light.
And to make sure they end the day covered in mud the event is complete with Kawasaki ATVs.
Long snapper Danny Aiken jumped behind the wheel to take me for a ride.
Mike Fourtner from the show deadliest catch shared two reasons why days like this are cherished.
“I went from pulling crab pots to changing diapers, feeding babies and driving a minivan, so i needed a man day more than I could ever describe, me being here today is like rejuvenating my manhood,” said Fourtner.
Patriots’ offensive guard Logan Mankins took care of his dad duty before defending his title in the shooting range.
“I take care of the kids. I made them breakfast this morning. Do a lot of other husbands make breakfast in the morning?" said Mankins.
But at the end of the day celebs and athletes alike confessed they relax in - shall we say - dainty ways.
"I get a pedi and a manicure and a bubble bath and then relax and unwind,” said comedian Lenny Clark.
Light alluded to one other event his former teammates plan on missing this year.
“I cook completely in the nude, I don't want to taint any of the food around me. it’s all about being real and earthy,” said Light.
“Is that what he does? I haven't been invited to that event,” said Steve Gregory.
“Yeah, that’s a disturbing thought. Whatever makes you happy,” said Mankins.
The Matt Light Shootout provides scholarships to at risk kids.
So far it has raised $4 million.