For the ninth consecutive year, New England’s World Champion Nose Tackle Vince Wilfork and The Safety Insurance 98.5 The Sports Hub New England Patriots Radio Network have teamed up with Mass Mentoring Partnership, to ensure that more young people are connected to caring adult mentors who will listen to them, stand by them and guide them. As a part of this initiative, Wilfork and 98.5 have extended invitations to mentor/mentee matches in the MMP network to attend a home game, and MMP chooses a match for each game based on the most compelling stories submitted. On game day, chosen matches are met by Bianca Wilfork and 98.5 The Sports Hub.
This is a highlight of a match that attended a home game this season.
Hunter Campbell, 12, and his mentor Peter Terenzi have been matched for more than three years through the Old Colony Y Big Sister Big Brother program in Brockton. They've had quite the year in sports, having called "play ball!" before the Red Sox game at Mentoring Night at Fenway in June 2012. Now, they were able to attend a Pats game courtesy of the Match of the Game initiative!
Hunter has dreams of getting into West Point someday, as he loves the military. Peter says he's helped Hunter just by being with him, supporting him, and offering words of wisdom. He says, "it also keeps me young trying to do a lot of teenage stuff!"
Peter hopes to see Hunter graduate from college, especially West Point. He says they will always be a part of each other's lives: "Once that bond is made, it's hard to break."