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Several Patriots make an impact for charity

Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy sat with a couple of young guests at the 2019 Team IMPACT Gala Wednesday. Nora Princiotti/globe staff

Several Patriots players spent an evening in the Seaport for the 2019 Team IMPACT Gala Wednesday night.

Rex Burkhead, Kyle Van Noy, David Andrews, Patrick Chung and former Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich were among the guests attending the fundraiser for the nonprofit founded by Dan Kraft, son of Patriots owner Robert Kraft, at the Seaport World Trade Center.

The organization Team IMPACT connects children facing serious and chronic illnesses with college sports teams across the United States. Several of the children attended the event with representatives of the schools they’ve been matched with, such as Michigan basketball coach John Beilein. Massachusetts’s governor, Charlie Baker, also was in attendance.


Guests had cocktails and perused a silent auction before the dinner program. The event is expected to raise at least $2 million.

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