Former New England Patriots guard Joe Andruzzi is not exactly living a quiet life since retiring from the NFL following the 2006 season. The three-time world champion, who appeared in 81 games for the team between 2000 and 2004, is busy doing good through the Joe Andruzzi Foundation by providing monetary support to cancer patients and their families and “helping them focus on recovery – instead of bills”.
Andruzzi initiated the foundation together with his wife Jen in 2008 after he successfully battled non-Hodgkins Burkitt’s lymphoma. Since then, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised. Just last year, the foundation was able to record $300,000 in donations during a charity golf tournament in Massachusetts – an event that will also take place in 2018 as the Foundation announced earlier this week.
This year's Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf Tournament – the 10th edition of the annual event – will be played on Monday, June 25 at the Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth. Expect members of the Patriots both past and present to be on location as well, helping to raise money for the Foundation's charitable cause. For more information on the tournament and the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, please make sure to visit joeandruzzifoundation.org.
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