New England Patriots donate $250K towards new synthetic turf field near Duggan Academy in Springfield –

The city is planning to establish a new athletic field behind Duggan Academy and a $250,000 grant from the New England Patriots through the National Football League Foundation Grassroots Program will go a long way towards making that plan a reality.  The grant from the Patriots, NFL Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation is part of the second round of $3 million in field refurbishment awards allocated this year.

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