(L-R) First Row: Christian Fauria, Paul Lynch-Assistant VP and Communications Manager at SBLI, Chad Smith, Greg Melton, Sammy Morris, Jerod Mayo, Tedy Bruschi, Julian Edelman, Russ Hochstein, and Steve Gostkowski Second Row: Derek Rogers, Luis Arias of South Boston, Jonathan Pierre of South Boston, Thomas Smalls of Dorchester, Alisha Bernard Rodriguez of South Boston, and Jayla-Marie Cunningham of South Boston. Third Row: John Rouse of South Boston, Kalven Martins of Dorchester, Aiden Kineavy of South Boston, Tallia Scott of South Boston, Jalen Rogers of Dorchester, and Javier Borges of South Boston.
On Monday, June 9th, SBLI once again sponsored its annual football clinic at Gillette Stadium with New England Patriots legend Tedy Bruschi. 54 boys and girls were selected to attend the minicamp based on essays that they wrote. Among them were Thomas Smalls, Kalven Martins, and Jalen Rogers of Dorchester who were members of Tedy’s Backers! The kids received a personalized locker, an official Bruschi Patriots jersey, a proper announcement onto the field while running through the big inflatable helmet, and the chance to participate in football drills with NFL greats! Bruschi enlisted some of his football buddies to lend a hand, including Christian Fauria, Sammy Morris, Jerod Mayo, Julian Edelman, Ross Hochstein, and Steve Gostkowski.