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Patriots Honor 26 Myra Kraft Community MVPs

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BOSTON (CBS) — Robert Kraft and the New England Patriots honored 26 winners of the 2014 Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards on Monday at Gillette Stadium, donating $200,000 to local nonprofits.

The Myra Kraft Community MVP Award, which honors individuals who exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteerism, is given in memory of Kraft’s late wife, who passed away in 2011 after a long battle with cancer.

Natick’s Max Wallack was this year’s grand prize winner, and received $25,000 for his charity Puzzles To Rememberwhich he founded back in 2008. The organization provides puzzles to nursing homes, veterans facilities, and other facilities that care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.

Here is a list of all 26 Myra Kraft Community MVP Award recipients:

Name Hometown Organization
Curtis Amory Boxborough, MA Friendly House Shelter
Robert Beach Braintree, MA Golf For All
Robbie Bergquist Norwell, MA Cell Phones For Soldiers
Saranne Brown Scarborough, ME Play Among The Stars Theater Group
Judith Chasin Brookline, MA Hospitality Homes
Kathleen Cook North Andover, MA Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc
Marie Coyle Topsfield, MA Scleroderma Foundation New England
Peter Deary Abington, CT Day Kimball Healthcare
Laura Dennison Framingham, MA Partners for Youth with Disabilities
Marie Duggan Roslindale, MA Technology For Autism
Raymond Gannon Pawtucket, RI Pawtucket Soup Kitchen
Dot Gonyea South Portland, ME Camp Sunshine
Peter Grey Bedford, MA Bedford Community Table/Pantry Inc.
Hildy Grossman Brookline, MA Upstage Lung Cancer
Paul Katsiroubas Jamaica Plain, MA Volunteers of America Massachusetts
Ray LeBlanc Hopkinton, MA East Coast Jumbos
William Lowenstein Auburn, ME Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Service
Michael Michaud West Hartford, CT Miracle League of CT
Pauline Nagle Olsen Farmington, CT Malta House of Care, Inc.
Roderick Pascual Warwick, RI Kent County Memorial Hospital
Ryan Patrick Newton, MA Regional Hospice and Home Care
Lorraine Smith Roxbury, MA Nativity Preparatory School
Kane Tobin Winooski, VT Boys & Girls Club Burlington
Max Wallack Natick, MA Puzzles To Remember
Laura Williamson Wellesley, MA National Brain Tumor Society
Terry Wolkowicz New Bedford, MA New Bedford Symphony Orchestra

 

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