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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been intimately involved in Best Buddies International — a foundation helping the intellectually and developmentally disabled live more normal lives — for nearly his entire career, and now serves as chairman for the charity’s annual Best Buddies Challenge each spring.

A local couple, Brian and Amanda Hanson, took part in those festivities in June, and came away with a real appreciation for the work Brady and Best Buddies have done … So much so that they’re now throwing some serious financial support behind the cause.

The Hansons have pledged to donate $1,000 to Best Buddies for every touchdown pass that Brady throws this season, and have established the “Tom Brady Touchdown Challenge”, where other folks can make a similar commitment to support the cause. The Best Buddies Web site already has a page set up to make it easy for you to pitch in, where you can click through and pitch in anywhere from $1 to $1,000 for every time Brady hits paydirt with one of his receivers.

Brady said in a statement, “It is an honor to be able to help the Hansons raise awareness and funds to help this cause, and I hope that their incredible generosity will motivate other fans to join us in the Touchdown Challenge.”

Seems like a pretty cool concept, anyway, and this is certainly a pretty cool cause.

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