There wasn't much Patriots news yesterday, as the team did not end up making a pick in the first round. A lot of Patriots fans weren't happy to hear that, but that's not to say there wasn't any good news on the Patriots front yesterday.
Both owner Robert Kraft and nose tackle Vince Wilfork did end up raising a lot of money for the One Fund in support of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
The owners of the New England Patriots say their efforts to raise money for a fund to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombings have netted $617,000.
Of course, that 617 number is the same as the Boston area code. Kraft's fundraiser started soon after the bombing and it's remarkable the total they were able to raise. Vince Wilfork started his own funraiser after the bombing, encouraging Patriots fans and followers to donate $10 at a time to his foundation, with all proceeds in the month of April going to the One Fund. He also said he would match up to 10,000 in donations.
Wilfork took it a step beyond that though at his draft party last night at Pinz in Milford, MA.
The 10th annual Vince Wilfork draft party at Pinz last night just may have been the best of the lot. About $235,000 was raised for the Joslin Diabetes Center and Diabetes Research Foundation. Ten percent of the net profits is also being targetted for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
It's great the support that's comes out around the country to raise money for the One Fund. Apparently over $25 million has been raised so far.
It wouldn't be right if I didn't also give credit to our loyal readers here at PatriotsLife but also at CelticsLife, RedSoxLife and BruinsLife. Through our fundraiser t-shirts we've raised over $5,000 dollars to give to the One Fund. Not to mention the thousands of dollars in gifts that our followers poured into the Children's Hospital's Amazon Wish List a day after adding nine new child patients due to the bombing. You guys are truly the best.