Patriots players such as Vince Wilfork, Danny Amendola, and Devin McCourty have collected and/or pledged charitable donations. The Kraft family, which owns the Patriots and the New England Revolution soccer club, is collecting funds through both clubs’ charitable foundations and will match up to $100,000 in donations.
The Celtics donated $100,000 to The One Fund Boston. They will funnel additional funds to the charity to benefit Boston Marathon bombing victims by allowing fans to choose to donate the cost of refunded tickets for the April 16 game against the Indiana Pacers that was canceled because of the attack. They also will earmark all the proceeds from the sale of 2,600 special warm-up shirts emblazoned with “Boston Stands as One” that the Celtics players will wear for their playoff series with the Knicks.
All of the Boston teams have donated more than $100,000 to Marathon victims. That’s a score that really counts.
Boston is famous for one-way streets. It’s good to know that the sense of kinship with the teams and athletes that play here isn’t one of them.
Christopher L. Gasper can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.