New England Patriots defensive superstar Jerod Mayo joined his teammates, Boston-area luminaries, sponsors, friends and fans tonight for the second annual “Mayo Bowl” celebrity charity bowling tournament at Kings Dedham at Legacy Place.
The celebrity bowling event raised more than $100,000 for Pitching in for Kids, Inc., a dynamic, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing specifically earmarked grants that will improve the lives of children across the New England region and Boston Medical Center who will provide consistently excellent and accessible health services to all in need of care regardless of status or ability to pay.
Mayo became involved with the organization as a way to give back to the community that has supported him and his career as a celebrated linebacker with New England’s NFL franchise.
The all-star lineup of celebrities who participated in the tournament included Mayo’s teammates Danny Aiken, Deion Branch, Sergio Brown, Albert Haynesworth, Ras-I Dowling, Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, Dan Gronkowski, Matt Light, Rob Ninkovich, Chad Ochocinco,
Sebastian Vollmer and Vince Wilfork; and former Patriot Troy Brown. Also on hand for the event were WZLX morning radio personalities Kevin Karlson and Pete McKenzie.
“New England is my home now,” said Mayo. “I am thrilled to be able to give back to the community through this fun and exciting event. It is my hope that we continue to grow this event each year – we want to help as many children and families as possible.”
"Pitching in for Kids is proud to work with Jerod Mayo and Blue Sky Sports & Entertainment," said a PIFK representative. “Jerod is a champion not only on the field, but also in the hearts of children across New England.”