BOSTON, MA (Boston Herald) Danny Amendola seems a little more at ease Year 2. He’s no longer the new kid on the block.
“The more experience you have the better,” said Amendola, who launched his charitable foundation Catches for Kids at Towne Stove and Spirits on Boylston Street earlier today. “I'm feeling great. I'm anxious and ready to get back out on the field in OTAs and have a good offseason, have a good break after that, and come to training camp ready to go.”
Amendola said it was good to get back and be around his teammates during the current voluntary workouts. He was pumped about the team given the players signed in free agency both on offense and defense.
"Bringing in new faces is part of the offseason, and we've brought in some savvy veterans, and some guys who've played in a lot of games in the NFL,” Amendola said. “Any time you do that, you give your team a chance to be better. So I'm excited.”
As for his charitable foundation, he said it’s aim it to help inner city youth to provide support and resources for children and families in need.
“We raise money to try to provide school supplies, whether it's backpacks, pencils, books, whatever they need to give inner city youth an opportunity,” he said.
Amendola ran this same type of organization when he was in St. Louis, taking it over when a teammate was traded.
“There's a lot of poverty-stricken areas, and there's a lot of kids that need your help. Being in the position to help, that's why I came on board," he said. “When I came here, not only was I excited to play football, but also to transition my foundation to the community as well. The market's a lot bigger. There's more people in need. Our foundation is excited to get started.”
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