Gary Guyton To Stay Busy At Patriots' Playoff Party To Benefit Pets In Need

Todd CivinSenior Writer IDecember 29, 2009

MIAMI - DECEMBER 06:  Linebacker Gary Guyton #59 of the New England Patriots drops back into coverage while taking on the Miami Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium on December 6, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Patriots 22-21.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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They say if you want to get something done, ask a busy man to do it and since the New England Patriots will be busily preparing for their home playoff game against a still-to-be-determined Wild Card opponent, there will be few as busy as second year linebacker Gary Guyton.

Whether against the Ravens, Broncos, Jets, Steelers or any of the many possible playoff opponents, Guyton is going to be taking an evening away from his game preparation to be the guest of honor at the NE Patriots Playoff Party to benefit Pets in Need.

The event, which will be held at the Sky Box Restaurant in Tewksbury on Tuesday, January 5th at 6:00 PM is the brain-child of Jon Goode, the Vice President of Communications for the Lowell Spinners, Class A affiliates of the Boston Red Sox.

"We are hoping this will be a big event as it falls on the Tuesday before the Patriots 'kick-off' their Super Bowl run this year," explained Goode, who keeps a schedule nearly as busy as Guyton's through, not only his role with the Spinners, but also through his own Foundation, C2Mission , which benefits those with Cystic Fibrosis and Cerebral Palsy.

"We are very excited about having Gary Guyton join us to help this very worthwhile cause, Pets in Need," he added.

Adults and fans of all ages are welcome at the event and are encouraged to bring their cameras and their autograph books. Each ticket includes an 8x10 picture of Gary Guyton, photo and autograph opportunity, and a chance to participate in a Q & A with Guyton.

"I can't wait to hear some of the questions," added Goode. "The fans from New England are always entertaining."

"We will also be hosting a NE Patriots silent auction and a raffle. I am limiting tickets to ensure intimacy and time constraints."

Tickets are $20 dollars each ($25 dollars at the door) with $5 dollars being donated to Pets in Need. 

Pets In Need is a small adoption program run privately by volunteers who have joined together to save the unwanted and abandoned cats and dogs. The organization is  strictly no-kill. To find out more about Pets in Need, please visit their website.

Fans are encouraged to reserve tickets early to save money and to ensure admission to this exciting event. To reserve tickets fans can e-mail Goode at or call him directly at 978-805-5106.