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Top (from left): Former Patriots player Mike Richardson, Charlie Larner of Charlestown, Leon Denton of Milton, and former player Eric Alexander. Above (from left): Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek, Pitching in for Kids cofounder Sara Youngelson, and Shawn Thornton; and Cathy Libin of Natick and Dr. Jim Lonborg.

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Top (from left): Former Patriots player Mike Richardson, Charlie Larner of Charlestown, Leon Denton of Milton, and former player Eric Alexander. Above (from left): Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek, Pitching in for Kids cofounder Sara Youngelson, and Shawn Thornton; and Cathy Libin of Natick and Dr. Jim Lonborg.

photos by Bill Brett for The Boston Globe Jack West and former New England Patriots player Joe Andruzzi. Jack West and former New England Patriots player Joe Andruzzi.

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Former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield and catcher Jason Varitek this week held their annual golf tournament benefiting Pitching in for Kids. The tourney at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy attracted familiar faces, including Bruins fourth-line fighter Shawn Thornton, 1967 Cy Young winner Jim Lonborg, three-time Super Bowl champ Joe Andruzzi, and assorted others. The nonprofit Pitching in for Kids doles out grants to improve the lives of kids across New England.

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