Patriots Have Fun Leading Way At ‘Executive Combine’

June 13, 2012 12:00 AM
Patriots Have Fun Leading Way At ‘Executive Combine’
" BOSTON (CBS) – Some lucky New England executives got a chance to be a New England Patriot for a day on Monday, thanks to the “Executive Combine” at Gillette Stadium.

Participants, who made donations to the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, were given an unprecedented day of access to Patriots players, coaches and personnel, who led them through a variety of drills on the field and a tour of the facilities.

This included catching passes from Tom Brady, trying to tackle (or two-hand-tag) Wes Welker, and blocking lessons from Dan Koppen.

Team owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick also addressed the executives.

“Try to pace yourself through the course of the day, and I’ll see you at lunch,” said Belichick.

‘We are yet to have an injury! I love this,” Brady said during the workouts.

The event was one of two annual fundraisers to support foundation. Along with the annual Kickoff Gala in August, the “Executive Combine” helps raise funds used by the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation to support thousands of philanthropic agencies and causes throughout New England "

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