BOSTON, May 25, 2023 — The New England Patriots Foundation, along with the American Heart Association and Tedy’s Team, welcomes members of the community to Gillette Stadium on Friday, June 2, to learn the lifesaving skill of Hands-Only CPR.             

According to the American Heart Association, more than 350,000 people in the U.S. have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest every year. Nearly three out of four of those cardiac arrests happen at home. Knowing how to perform CPR is critically important. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.

This free training is scheduled to be attended by New England Patriots alumni, including former linebacker Tedy Bruschi. 

WHEN:              Friday, June 2, 2023, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (EST)

WHERE:            Gillette Stadium, One Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA 02035

                           Putnam West Club; attendees encouraged to park in lot 22

HOW:                Those interested in attending this free event are asked to register in advance for a time slot by visiting: The Hands-Only CPR education will last approximately 30 minutes.

“We are excited to work with Tedy’s Team and the American Heart Association to provide free hands-only CPR training” said Josh Kraft, president of the New England Patriots Foundation. “What Tedy’s Team and the American Heart Association are doing with the New England Patriots Foundation is remarkable. Their shared commitment in ensuring that everyone has the ability to receive free hands-only CPR training will positively impact our communities. Being able to provide emergency care is incredibly important and we are proud to present this opportunity along with these two great organizations.”

“We are proud to be teaming up with the American Heart Association and the Patriots on this important event. We know CPR can save lives, we have seen it happen,” said Tedy Bruschi and his wife, Heidi Bruschi, co-founders of Tedy’s Team. “This event will give us the opportunity to not only connect with community members, but also train them to be lifesavers wherever they are.”

“Our work as the worldwide leader in resuscitation science, education and training, and publishers of the official guidelines for CPR, is critically important,” said Nancy Brown, chief executive officer of the American Heart Association. “Bringing that science to life by knowing how to respond in a cardiac emergency when seconds matter is literally the difference between life and death. We are so proud to stand alongside the New England Patriots and Tedy’s Team to add more lifesavers in the community.”

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.orgFacebookTwitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.   

About the New England Patriots Foundation

Robert Kraft established the New England Patriots Foundation in 1994 as a way to give back to the communities the Patriots call home. The mission of the foundation is to aid individuals and families that are often marginalized in today’s society. Through the implementation of year-round programming and support of philanthropic agencies, the foundation is building stronger communities throughout New England. For more information about the New England Patriots Foundation, visit

About Tedy's Team

Tedy’s Team was created in 2005, after Tedy Bruschi suffered a stroke at the age of 31. Our mission is raising awareness of stroke and heart disease while supporting survivors on their journey, giving them the means for a comeback. With over $9.5 million raised in 18 years, Tedy’s Team is a catalyst for change, in regard to stroke and heart disease. Stroke is the nation’s No. 5 killer and a leading cause of disability. Tedy, and his wife, Heidi, are dedicated to helping survivors through our new Comeback Assistance Program and the Tedy’s Team Center of Excellence in Stroke Recovery at Mass General Hospital’s Institute of Health Professions. For more information, visit


Media contacts:   

Dani Callahan; New England Patriots Foundation,; 774-203-8719

Chris Camire, American Heart Association,; 978-758-4908                        

Allison Gianfelice, Tedy’s Team,; 413-348-1829