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Recap: Joe Andruzzi and Friends Golf Tournament

New England Patriots player Ryan Wendell and NFL free agent and former Patriots player Dan Koppen take a break from the driving range with former Patriots players and Super Bowl Champs Joe Andruzzi and Tedy Bruschi (Photo Credit: Dawn Ratté)

New England Patriots player Ryan Wendell and NFL free agent and former Patriots player Dan Koppen take a break from the driving range with former Patriots players and Super Bowl Champs Joe Andruzzi and Tedy Bruschi (Photo Credit: Dawn Ratté)

On June 17, the Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf Tournament drew a star-studded lineup of local athletes and celebrities to the beautiful Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass.

The event gave local business leaders and members of the community the opportunity to play 18 holes alongside notable New England athletes and other celebrities, all in support of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, an organization that provides financial assistance to cancer patients and their families so they can pay pressing bills, and funds pediatric brain cancer research. The Andruzzis co-founded the organization in 2008 after Joe Andruzzi‘s successful battle with cancer.
New England Patriots players Rob Ninkovich and Zoltan Mesko – co-hosts of the Fifth Annual Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf Tournament – have a bit of fun with Joe and Jen Andruzzi before the tournament began!

New England Patriots players Rob Ninkovich and Zoltan Mesko – co-hosts of the Fifth Annual Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf Tournament – have a bit of fun with Joe and Jen Andruzzi before the tournament began! (Photo Credit: Dawn Ratté)

The event was hosted by NFL veteran Joe Andruzzi and current Patriots players Zoltan Mesko and Rob Ninkovich.  Participants in the tournament helped to raise more than $210,000 for the Foundation to support cancer patients and their families throughout the region.  Monday’s beautiful weather only added to the success of the event. It was a perfect day on the golf course!

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