September 16, 2019 — Sweet Feet for Strikes
For the past three years, Patriots’ star running back and De Facto Super Bowl 51 MVP James White has annually hosted Sweet Feet for Strikes in Boston, MA. Sweet Feet for Strikes is a philanthropic bowling tournament that benefits the pediatric unit of the Boston Medical Center. The event draws a multitude of Boston-based businesses and other notable community support. Each year, Sweet Feet for Strikes sells all twenty (20) bowling lanes, attracting well over 400 event attendees and reaching over 4.2 million individuals through social media and other regional and national news coverage. This year’s event was hosted on September 16, 2019, which marks the 10th year anniversary of the event, formerly known as The Mayo Bowl and previously hosted by former Patriot linebacker, Jerod Mayo. Jerod handpicked James to be his successor and host of this marquee charity event.
Sweet Feet for Strikes is the largest professional athlete attended event in the New England region and this year was no different. Many of James’ teammates showed support to James and this notable cause, some of which included Patriots quarterback Tom Brady; fellow running backs Sony Michel, Brandon Bolden, Rex Burkhead; outside linebacker Dont’a Hightower; cornerback Jason McCourty; safety Devin McCourty; long snapper Joe Cardona; among several other Patriots players.
Sweet Feet for Strikes has generated over $2.6 million for Boston Medical Center to date. James is honored to be the host and he proudly supports this event that has such a significant impact on the pediatric initiatives of Boston Medical Center.
September 10, 2018 — Sweet Feet for Strikes
Blue Sky Sports & Entertainment conceived and created the Mayo Bowl, newly renamed Sweet Feet for Strikes, for former Patriots defensive captain and Pro Bowler Jerod Mayo in 2010. In its inaugural year, all proceeds benefited Pitching in for Kids. The following year, Blue Sky introduced Jerod to Boston Medical Center. Impressed with the work they do, Jerod and Blue Sky invited BMC to be one of two beneficiaries of the Mayo Bowl. Since 2014 Boston Medical Center has been the sole beneficiary of the Mayo Bowl and an integral partner in the growth of Boston’s premier celebrity event. The Mayo Bowl has enabled Boston’s inner city children to receive exceptional care without exception from Boston Medical Center. Each year the Mayo Bowl sells out all twenty (20) bowling lanes, attracts well over 400 event attendees and reaches over 4.2 million individuals through social media.
This year, Patriots Super Bowl Champion and running back, James White, is continuing the Mayo Bowl tradition after having co-hosted with Jerod in 2017. He is marking a new era for the event, which he has renamed Sweet Feet for Strikes. James and his wife Diana are excited to continue to raise funds for BMC that was set forth by Jerod & Chantel Mayo. James strongly believes that he has the ability to make a significant impact on the lives of children who are in need of medical support.
September 25, 2017 — 8th Annual Mayo Bowl
James White hosted the 8th Annual Mayo Bowl. For the past 7 years, Super Bowl Champion and former New England Patriot’s linebacker and co-captain, Jerod Mayo has hosted the annual celebrity bowling tournament and this year he passed the torch to James to take over as the event’s annual host. James was chosen to be the face of the event because of his character and impact on the New England area. The Mayo Bowl has raised over $1 million and benefits Boston Medical Center.
Boston Medical Center is a non-profit 496-bed medical center in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston Medical Center emphasizes community-based care, with its mission to provide consistently accessible health services to all. The largest safety net hospital in New England, Boston Medical Center provides a full spectrum of pediatric and adult care services, from primary care and family medicine to advanced specialty care.