Pats News: Helping Out Around The Holidays

Ellis Hobbs made a contribution because it needed to be done. See what he did. News and notes on the charitable end of all things Patriots related. Patriots fans can get involved in helping out during the holidays, find out more.

Professional athletes rearely understand their impact on those around them, until it's too late. Certainly Terrell Owens will never get it, but one rookie DB who plays for the Patriots does. Ellis Hobbs, a rookie defensive back for the defending Super Bowl champion understands, sometimes a little help is necessary.

Jessica Puglisi, a resident of the Home for Little Wanderers, plays Pop Warner football for the Boston Raiders who have qualified for next week's Pop Warner football playoffs in Orlando, Florida.

The team needs to raise $70,000 to make the trip, and is looking for generous donors to help raise the funds necessary to help them get there.

One influential real estate developer contributed $5,000 recently, and issued a challenge to others with the means to join the effort. Hobbs was one of those enablers, giving the team a "generous donation", according to a UPI report. His donation helped raise the team's total to $48,000.

For more on The Home for Little Wanderers, visit

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Auctions Patriots Ticket Packages

Give your favorite football fan a fantastic holiday gift through an exclusive auction for New England Patriots Game Tickets and Tailgate Party Packages. They can tailgate in style and watch the three-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots all while supporting the fight against cancer.

Each package from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute includes a pre-game party inside the newly-named Dana-Farber Field House with complimentary food and beverage, a designated seating area, appearances by Patriots Cheerleaders, a free copy of Patriots Gameday magazine, and tickets to the game.

A two-ticket package for the Sunday, Dec. 17 game between the Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and a two-ticket package for the Sunday, Jan. 1 game with the Miami Dolphins will be auctioned off on The auction for both packages will end at noon on Thursday, Dec. 8.

Other ticket packages for home games will be up for bid weekly through mid-December on

These ticket packages are available thanks to a generous donor. All funds raised will go to support cancer research and care for adults and children at Dana-Farber.

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