On Monday, December 11, 2006, the game of bingo gained a whole new meaning when it enabled almost 700 people to personally meet the members of the New England Patriots during the bingo game at the Fidelity Investments Clubhouse in Gillette Stadium.
The event, entitled Troy Brown Celebrity Bingo, was organized by Troy Brown himself with the support of his teammates and friends from the sports industry, in the hopes of raising enough money for charity, according to Kirsten Durocher, Marketing Assistant at Celebrity Marketing Inc., who organized the event. She further stated that no formal commitment nor specific terms have been provided yet. Nonetheless, with about 700 participants and some awesome prizes like a Super Bowl trip and an autographed Red Auerbach piece, they are hoping to raise a large amount of money for the Hospital and Celebrities for Charity.
Several of the sports figures who have attended the event are backup quarterback Matt Cassel, tight end Benjamin Watson, defensive lineman Richard Seymour, offensive lineman Billy Yates, and linebackers Tully Banta-Cain and Rosevelt Colvin. Some of the regular participants have amused themselves with the buffet dinner and viewed the live and silent auction items that have been donated to the event, including highly valued sports memorabilia for sports fans - from an autographed Troy Brown Patriots jersey to an autographed football signed by Patriots quarterbacks Tom Brady, Vinny Testaverde and Matt Cassel.
Carrie O'Donnell, whose 3 year old son Brady is currently being treated at Children's Hospital for a rare disease, was the guest speaker for the bingo evening.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006