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Boston Athletes on the Golf Course

I was born and raised a huge New England sports fan, so one of my first events in the sports marketing world was a doozie! I drove just a couple of miles from home to Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee, MA, where I joined current and legendary players from our Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins and Revolution teams for an afternoon of golf.

In this first shot, you’ll see current/former New England Patriots players Troy Brown, BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Vince Wilfork, posing alongside David Wood, the general manager of Willowbend, and Denise Durham-Williams, executive director of One Family Inc.

Did these guys get professional smile training or what?! These pearly whites were shining throughout the whole event.

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Also participating in the charity golf tournament was current Patriots tackler Matt Light. I’d like to say Matt was giving the “#1” symbol here after his first tee-off, but he was actually saying “don’t worry, I’ve got it” after a mulligan shot. Sorry Matt!

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I managed to capture Troy Brown horsing around with Julian Edelman – the young man drafted this year to Troy’s former position as Patriots wide receiver.

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Several Revolution players joined the festivities as well, including Taylor Twellman who was lauded as Bay State’s #1 Bachelor the very same day!

Also in attendance were legends Steve Grogan (Patriots), Ray Bourque (Bruins), Luis Tiant (Red Sox) and Reggie Lemelin (Bruins).

… and Will McDonough was there, known most affectionately as “Tom Brady’s Best Friend“.

The course was gorgeous in the middle of cranberry harvest season, and the festivities included a longest-drive and putting contest. There was a silent auction and a short live auction during the cocktail hour and dinner, emceed by sports reporter Steve Burton.

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And of course there was a DOG!!! This is Zeus, who’s calling in life is to chase geese! Thanks for stopping for a photo with the little people, Zeus!

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Seen chuckling with friends and athletes throughout the event was a man we’ve enjoyed seeing around Cape Cod for quite some time. Paul Fireman is a self-made billionaire – former chairman of Reebok, owner of elite golf clubs such as Willowbend, and founder (with wife Phyllis) of One Family Inc., an organization focused on ending family homelessness in Massachusetts.

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More photos of the day can be found HERE.

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