Gov. Baker, Patriots, send 76 health care workers on team plane to Super Bowl LV

"I’m thrilled to be back here today because today the Kraft family and the Patriots and the NFL are saying thank you to so many of our health care workers who have carried a tremendous burden of servicing, taking care of and saving the lives of so many people during this pandemic."
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(Gov. Charlie Baker speaks to members of the media before plane departure to Super Bowl LV / Pool Photo)

BOSTON, Mass. (WLNE) – The New England Patriots thanked health care workers across the region on Sunday at an airport send off, where 76 health care workers boarded the team’s plane to head to Tampa, Florida for Super Bowl LV.

With help from Patriots President Jonathan Kraft and team Captain Matthew Slater, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and spoke at a sendoff of vaccinated health care workers from all over New England Sunday morning.

“I’m thrilled to be back here today because today the Kraft family and the Patriots and the NFL are saying thank you to so many of our health care workers who have carried a tremendous burden of servicing, taking care of and saving the lives of so many people during this pandemic,” Baker said prior to the planes departure.

“And honestly when you think about some of those great Patriots slogans — do your job, no days off — there’s probably no group over the course of this pandemic who’s demonstrated that more than day after day after day than our health care workers,” Baker continued.

“And I’m thrilled to be here today to be able to say thank you to all of them for what they’ve done and who they’ve represented and how they’ve represented the commonwealth here in Massachusetts.”

On Saturday, the Patriot’s tweeted photos of the “Air Kraft” plane getting extra touches for the trip, with new decals promoting the COVID-19 vaccine.

The decals read, “When it’s your turn, take the shot. Get vaccinated.

 

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