Via the Patriots: Patriots All-Pro linebacker and defensive captain Jerod Mayo was recognized as the 2011 New England Patriots Ron Burton Community Service Award winner at the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s Annual Kickoff Gala on Tuesday evening in the Putnam Club at Gillette Stadium.
Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft presented Mayo with the award, which is named in honor of the late Ron Burton, the first player drafted by the team who, through his widespread charitable work, was a model for how a Patriots player can make an impact in the community.
In 2010, Mayo launched The Mayo Bowl, an annual celebrity bowling event to raise funds for Pitching in for Kids, a charity that provides earmarked grants to improve the lives of children in New England. He has also been actively involved in Patriots Kids Cafes, which provide hot meals for youth who may not receive them at home, and has participated in the Patriots annual Children’s Holiday Party. Last season, Mayo made several visits to local hospitals as part of the Patriots’ “Kick Cancer” initiative.
Congrats to Mayo on this well-deserved award, a true role model in the organization.
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