Patriots Raise Money For Andover Gas Explosion Victims
New England Patriots running back Sony Michel, offensive lineman Shaq Mason, linebacker Brandon King and other teammates attended a charity fundraiser for victims of the 2018 Andover gas explosions. NESN.com's Rachel Holt caught up with a few of the players to hear about the event at Karma Restaurant and how their week has been since winning Super Bowl LIII.
A mere three days after winning their sixth Super Bowl championship and only a day after a tumultuous victory parade through the streets of Boston, six current members and one former player for the New England Patriots were the guests of honor at a celebration at the Karma restaurant Wednesday night.
James White, Patriots Players Combat Opioid Addiction At Charity Event
James White and four other New England Patriots players were at Karma Restaurant in Andover, Mass. on Thursday helping raise money to combat opioid addiction in Massachusetts. NESN.com's Rachel Holt was there to see what the event was all about. For more:
On the field, the New England Patriots spend the majority of their time pushing back against the opposing team. Off the field, some players are pushing back against the growing heroin epidemic that has plagued communities across the state.
Four Patriots players joined nearly 100 community members for a fundraising event at Karma Restaurant on North Main Street in Andover Monday night.
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Running back James White, who scored three touchdowns — including the winning score — in Super Bowl LI, was the first to arrive at the Karma restaurant. White and cornerback Jonathan Jones, defensive back Brandon King, outside linebacker Marquis Flowers and defensive end Eric Lee were the guests of honor at a party that raised thousands of dollars for Andover Cares.
KARMA RESTAURANT & NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS SUPPORT ANDOVER CARES
Thanks so much to Karma Restaurant for their generous $9,100 donation to the "Andover Cares" Fund!
Iverson Guo, Karma Restaurant, came to the Andover Board of Selectmen to present the Rotary Club of Andover with this generous donation to support the fight against opiate addiction in our town. Karma Restaurant, in Shawsheen Plaza, hosted a sold out fundraiser featuring New England Patriot’s players Rob Ninkovich, Nate Ebner, Ryan Allen and Doinique Easley.
The Pats befriended Guo, who says he spent one Super Bowl watching the game alongside Rob Gronkowski’s dad. So when Guo needed a name for his first restaurant in Westwood — which he opened 10 years ago — the players helped.
“They worked hard and played hard,” said Guo of his Super Bowl buddies. “And what goes around, comes around. So, they helped me to name it ‘Karma.’”