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At Bank of America, we understand what it means to be a sports fan. We share your passion and loyalty for sports through our sponsorships with teams and organizations that embrace the competitive spirit and aspire to achieve a higher standard of accomplishment. Above all, we share your desire to showcase this extreme passion by going above and beyond to help others, work as a team and give back to your community. It is, after all, the Patriot Way.
Since the inception of the Patriots Fan of Year Award in 1987, the New England Patriots have presented 30 individuals with the Joseph R. Mastrangelo Memorial Trophy, honoring the fan or fans that best represent the spirit of the Patriots in their communities. These individuals value volunteerism and embody passion, a deep level of loyalty, and a desire to give back however they can.
On December 12, 2016, Jim Clark was recognized as the 30th Patriots Fan of the Year prior to the Patriots vs. Ravens game at Gillette Stadium. Jim is a 42 year season ticket member and veteran that volunteers at the VA Medical Center.
As we begin the 2017 season, we concurrently begin our search for the 31st Patriots Fan of the Year. Do you know an individual or group of individuals who embody what it means to be a Patriot? If so, we encourage you to share the story of their spirit and commitment not only to the New England Patriots, but to their community through a nomination to the New England Patriots Fan of the Year program.
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2016 New England Patriots Fan of the Year: Jim Clark