Latest Sports Scores

Scoreboard

  • ALL
  • MLB
  • MLB
  • Live
    Phi0
    Ari1
  • 6/26 7:05 PM EDT
    ChC
    Was
  • 6/26 7:10 PM EDT
    Min
    Bos
  • 6/26 7:10 PM EDT
    Tex
    Cle
  • 6/26 8:10 PM EDT
    NYY
    CWS
  • 6/26 10:10 PM EDT
    LAA
    LAD
  • 6/26 10:08 PM EDT
    Col
    SF
  • 6/26 4:15 PM EDT
    Cin
    StL

Tom Brady, Patriots players team up with Guy Fieri for a good cause -- and plenty of food and football

The clouds over Boston couldn't dampen the spirits of Tom Brady, Guy Fieri or any of the guests at the Cooking with Best Buddies Food and Wine Festival and accompanying football game at Harvard University.

Best Buddies International, a nonprofit organization benefiting those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, kicked off a weekend's worth of festivities in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Friday evening.

Popular celebrity chef and TV personality Guy Fieri hosted the second annual Guy Cooking with Best Buddies event while New England Patriots quarterback and Super Bowl LI MVP Tom Brady held the Best Buddies Football Challenge flag football game at Harvard Stadium.

SEE ALSO: There is growing buzz that the Patriots could go 19-0 this season

The game featured Brady quarterbacking for both teams alongside some of his famous friends, including Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy and Patriots teammates Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, James White and Dion Lewis.

Brady and his teammates ran onto the field at Harvard Stadium to raucous applause, just under four months since the future Hall of Famer won New England its fifth Super Bowl trophy. Festival sponsors Pepsi and Shaws-Star Market fielded the opposing teams -- though Brady spent time on offense for both sides.

Brady's eldest son, Jack, took to the gridiron for team Shaws-Star Market and caught a touchdown from his father. Jack was was given the game's "Best Catch" award for his efforts.

Proud of my son/long snapper tonight in the @bestbuddies football game #bradytobrady

A post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on

Star wide receiver Julian Edelman wasn't so lucky. His quarterback and close friend granted him the "Biggest Drop" award after the game -- though Brady reminded the crowd that Edelman "caught the biggest one of the year," referencing the unbelievable game-saving catch in the fourth quarter of this year's Super Bowl.

9 PHOTOS
Julian Edelman's incredible Super Bowl LI catch
See Gallery
Julian Edelman's incredible Super Bowl LI catch
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots catches the pass over Keanu Neal #22 and Ricardo Allen #37 of the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. The Patriots defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots catches the pass over Keanu Neal #22 and Ricardo Allen #37 of the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. The Patriots defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) catches a tipped pass just off the turf against the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth quarter during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) catches a pass against Atlanta Falcons strong safety Keanu Neal (22) and cornerback Robert Alford (23) in the fourth quarter during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) catches a tipped pass just off the turf against the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth quarter during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) makes a catch against the Atlanta Falcons during the fourth quarter during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) catches a tipped pass just off the turf against the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth quarter during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
iFeb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) makes a catch during the fourth quarter against Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford (23) during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Much like in Super Bowl LI, Brady led Team Pepsi back from a late-game deficit to a thrilling victory. He threw a touchdown as time expired to give Team Pepsi the win, with an impressive final score of 80-74 over Team Shaws-Star Market.

Meanwhile, Guy Fieri and dozens of New England's best chefs were busy providing food and drinks to hungry patrons inside the university. Bite-sized portions of meals ranging from burgers to nachos to plenty of seafood from familiar names including Legal Sea Foods and Boston Burger Company were available to pair with an assortment of wine and cocktails throughout the festival.

Best Buddies founder and chairman Anthony Shriver insists the event gets "bigger and better every year."

The weekend's activities continued on Saturday as bikers from across the state of Massachusetts began their trek to Hyannis Port on Cape Cod as part of the Best Buddies Challenge.

Shriver has stated that the events over the weekend are expected to bring in over $6 million for Best Buddies.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.