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Tom Brady goes deep for Best Buddies

Anthony K. Shriver, Founder and Chairman of Best Buddies International, was seen withTom Brady.Barry Chin/Globe Staff/Globe Staff

There was no talk of deflated footballs at the annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port, which kicked off Friday evening with a flag football game at Harvard Stadium — and a tailgate party afterward hosted by the Food Network's Guy Fieri (with bites provided by, among others, Steve DiFillippo of Davio's). In addition to Tom Brady, who's a Best Buddies Global Ambassador, Pats players and alums on the active roster for Friday's game included Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola, Tedy Bruschi, Nate Solder, Jerod Mayo, Dan Koppen, and Scott Zolak. Celebs who planned to undertake the 100-mile cycle from Boston to Hyannis Port included Lauren Potter of "Glee," actor Michael Chiklis, comedian Dane Cook, and a slew of pageant winners, notably Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez.

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri tried his hand at a pass.Barry Chin/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III got a hand from Brady at the game.Barry Chin/Globe Staff
Governor Charlie Baker couldn’t snag this pass from Brady.Barry Chin/Globe Staff/Globe Staff

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