At a Make-A-Wish event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Tom Brady attempted to drain a full-court pass through the hoop of a basketball net.
Brady’s pass looked on-the-money for most of the way up until it rattled around the rim and bounced out.
The retired NFL quarterback looked a little bummed out that it didn’t go through before his smile returned.
Brady was in New York City as part of a special event for the Make-A-Wish Foundation – helping to make the dreams of children with critical illnesses come true.
In addition to the former quarterback, Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum and New York Yankees captain Aaron Judge were present.
Tom Brady let loose with an attempt to toss a football across an entire court into a hoop
Brady (C) was at a Make-A-Wish Foundation event with Jayson Tatum (L) and Aaron Judge (R)
Brady, Judge, and Tatum met a number of ‘wishkids’ and their families at the Barclays Center
This event marked a new partnership for the foundation with sports retailer Fanatics, in which the brand became the ‘Official Sports Partner’ of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
‘Fanatics has been championing Make-A-Wish and its incredible efforts for many years, and this partnership will be an ongoing testament to the power of sports and the possibilities for children to heal through connections to their favorite teams and sports heroes,’ said Fanatics Chief People Officer, Orlando Ashford in a press release.
‘Fanatics’ relationships and access to thousands of athletes across all sports, a wide-ranging roster of preeminent partners, and expanding sports platform will all be leveraged to give these incredibly brave kids and their families the most memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences that we’re honored to deliver.’
‘A critical illness upends childhood, bringing months, and sometimes years, of fear and traumatic stress into the lives of children and their families,’ said Leslie Motter, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America.
‘Our partnership with Fanatics will help us create transformative experiences that will leave a lasting, positive impact long after the wish, often marking a turning point in a child’s treatment and recovery.’
Once they got inside, the kids were able to run drills and play skill games with the stars
‘Wishkids’ also got some special one-on-one time with their favorite athletes
Photo opportunities and the chances for the children to get autographs were also available
This event was put together to kick off a partnership between Fanatics and Make-A-Wish
Fanatics is also pledging to donate an additional $10million in funds to the charity
During this event, a number of kids were invited to shoot some hoops with Tatum or have a catch with Brady or Judge.
In addition to these events, kids ran skill games and drills before spending some one-on-one time with their favorite athletes.
These kids were also invited to take pictures and bring items for their favorite stars to autograph.
As part of the partnership, Fanatics is also pledging a $10million contribution to the foundation. They will also help Make-A-Wish with merchandising and production costs for external storytelling efforts.