Raimondo to Host the Super Bowl LI Champion New England Patriots

Rally at the Dunkin Donuts Center is open to public and free of charge

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Two days after completing the most stunning, historic comeback in National Football League history and securing their standing as the greatest dynasty in football, the New England Patriots will bring the Vince Lombardi Trophy to Rhode Island. Governor Gina M. Raimondo invited the Kraft family and players from the Super Bowl LI championship team to celebrate with fans from across Rhode Island and southern New England. The celebration will be held at the Dunkin Donuts Center at 4pm. Doors will open at 3pm.
«New Englanders are gritty, determined people and we don’t quit. When Tom Brady, Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman and the entire Patriots squad marched back from a 25-point deficit last night, they showed the entire nation what New Englanders are made of,» Raimondo said. «Rhode Island is the heart of Patriots Nation, and I’m thrilled to host members of our favorite team to celebrate the latest and sweetest Super Bowl victory in franchise history.»
The Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in the first-ever overtime game in Super Bowl history. Governor Raimondo will officially proclaim tomorrow to be «New England Patriots Day» during the celebration and present the team with the official proclamation.