Volunteerism is at the heart of the Special Olympics Movement. Volunteersim is also what led Myra Kraft to have such a profund impact in improving so many lives through her local and international philanthropic work. This season, the New England Patriots have celebrated the legacy of the late Mrs. Kraft by promoting volunteerism and honoring those who committ their time and effort to helping others.
Throughout the 2011-2012 season, the New England Patriots have awarded a “Difference Maker of The Week” at home agmes at Gillette Stadium. One “Difference Maker” was Sam Baglioni, a long-time Special Olympics Ma. volunteer who has spent years volunteering in many capacities, including coaching, organizing events, and building community programs. We at Special Olympics are so grateful to have community partners like the New England Patriots, whose philanthropic commitment to our organization also includes tremendous support of our flag football initiative. We are also so grateful for over 12,000 volunteers like Sam, whose dedication to the health and well-being of Special Olympics athletes is truly changing the world for people with and without intellectual disabilities. Thank you Sam, thank you Patriots, and thank you to the Kraft family for contributing so positively to all of New England.