Rutland Resident Judy Boss Honored By New England Patriots

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Green Mountain Outlook Rutland, VT July 6, 2011

Rutland Resident Judy Boss Honored By New England Patriots

RUTLAND, VT.-Rutland resident Judy Boss was recently selected as a finalist by the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, to receive the 2011 MVP Award. Each year since 2000, Patriots owner Robert Kraft and his family recognize and reward non-profit organizations and the volunteers who help them achieve their mission of service to the community.

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This year $100,000 was awarded to 16 non-profit organizations for their community service and 16 individual volunteers were honored at a luncheon and award ceremony at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA. The Community MVP Awards honor individuals who exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteerism.

At the ceremony Judy was recognized for her outstanding contribution of time and talent to benefit many individuals and families in our immediate community and beyond. Joshua Kraft, son of owner Bob Kraft, read a list of her accomplishments including spearheading the helmet liner project for active duty troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, organizing a group to make knitted stocking caps for the Wounded Heroes Watch Cap Project and coordinating a group of seniors to collect, clean, mend and refurbish dolls and stuffed animals to distribute to children in need.

Judy also raised funds to help establish a Hospice Family Room at Rutland Regional Medical Center, and has been an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 50, where she organized and promoted the Blue Star Banner program for families with active duty sons and daughters serving in the armed forces.

Judy was the only award recipient from Vermont and was chosen as a finalist out of a field of over 100 applicants, and received a beautiful engraved crystal trophy recognizing her efforts. The Castleton Community Seniors also received $2,500 in support of their programs and services for the community.

A video of the award ceremony can be seen on the New England Patriots website at Click on “Patriots Today” and scroll down to “Pats Honor Community MVPs.”