Pats players on hand for playground opening
WORCESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- Patriots players gave children their own field of dreams Tuesday. The ribbon was cut on a new playground and Pats stars including Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman were on hand.
Every Tuesday NFL teams take the day off, but that wasn't the case for some Patriots players. They traded in their helmets for paint brushes and hammers to help build a playground for kids in Worcester.
“We got here right away and they wanted us to move a 100-pound slide and I’m still kind of sore from the game. But it’s all good,” Gronkowski said.
Patriots’ Nate Solder, Rob Gronkowkski and more helped dig, paint, and lift the heavy stuff.
“Moving a big slide after a game like that is kind of hard. Good thing we got Solder with us who’s like 330 pounds. He moved it pretty well,” Gronkowski said.
“All the volunteers have been here since 6 in the morning. Those guys are doing all the work,” Solder said.
To make sure the Pats were doing their work, they used their own tools straight from the football field.
“Lot of trash talking, like, ‘you’re not pouring the concrete the right way,’ so there’s a lot of communicating going on and we keep the cussing down, so we’re good,” said Zoltan Mesko, Patriots punter.