WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy recently kicked off its annual “Kids For Community” campaign. In the first act phase of the 2011 campaign, CVS donated $25,000 to the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation (NEPCF). CVS and the Patriots are coming together to make children’s dreams come true during the entire 2011 – 2012 NFL season.
Based out of Woonsocket, R.I., CVS has been giving back to the community for nearly a decade. As part of the new partnership with the Patriots, CVS will be donating money to the NEPCF every time the Patriots kick a successful field goal. Furthermore, CVS and the Patriots will be collaborating to allow youth from the Easter Seals Massachusetts the opportunity to test their field goal kicking skills this weekend at their training facility. This is the third year of their partnership with the Easter Seals Massachusetts. As a result of the partnership and aforementioned field goal kicking camp, more then 100 youth in the area have had the opportunity to test their skills.
“Each year, we are excited to partner with the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and support organizations that are helping kids realize their full potential,” said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & Community Relations for CVS Caremark. “The ‘Kicks for Community’ campaign and annual football skills camp reflect our shared commitment to create inclusive opportunities for children of all abilities across New England.”
The partnership between R.I.’s best pharmacy, CVS, and one of the NFL’s top franchises, the New England Patriots, is a branch of the CVS Caremark All Kids Can campaign, which gives children of different levels and backgrounds the opportunity to test out their skills.
“The continued support we’ve received from CVS/pharmacy has helped enable us to make a positive impact on the lives of youth throughout New England,” said Andre Tippett, Executive Director of Community Affairs for the New England Patriots. “Sports are a great way for children to have fun and experience what it’s like to be on a team and we’re thrilled to work with CVS/pharmacy to give children of all abilities the unique opportunity to play football at Patriot Place.”
On Sept. 18th, the New England Patriots and owners the Kraft family, launched the “Celebrate Volunteerism” campaign, to honor the late Myra Kraft. Myra, wife of Robert Kraft, was a staple with the New England Patriots and the local community. Unfortunately during the lockout, she passed away, but to honor her, the Patriots are giving back more then ever before to the community.
We at The Good in Sports applaud the New England Patriots for their partnership with CVS and the Easter Seals Massachusetts and award them with a well-deserved Gold Star!
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