Tate's Kickoff Return For a TD Was Rewarding For Some Patriots Fans

Ian Logue
September 17, 2010 at 09:18am ET

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I mentioned this in today's headlines piece, but thought some other people may find it interesting.

There are 32 people out there this morning that are likely very big Brandon Tate fans, as he provided a gift for them thanks to his 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to start the third quarter last Sunday. 

During Labor Day weekend, the Mastria Auto Group in Massachusetts offered its customers a chance to take home a new car, and any customer who purchased and took delivery of a new or pre-owned vehicle during the holiday weekend had a chance to win $5,000 if one of the New England Patriots returned an opening kickoff for a touchdown in the season opener. 

Tate did that, and thanks to him each of those people now have a bunch of spending money.
"This promotion has been so exciting for everyone in the Mastria community," said Rick Mastria, President of Mastria Auto Group. "We designed this promotion in the hopes that we could give back to our customers and that is exactly what has happened."
"We are huge fans of the Patriots, so getting an opening day win combined with giving back $160,000 to the lucky 32 customers that participated in this promotion, we could not be more thrilled," said Mastria.