For the second time in as many years, New England Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft helped sponsor “Touchdown in Israel II,” which saw 18 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame accompany Kraft on an ambassador trip to Isreal.
For the second time in two years, thanks to the generosity of New England Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft, a group of Pro Football Hall of Famers, are traveling through Israel. The trip “provides the football greats an opportunity to witness the growth of the game in Israel, experience a journey through the historic country, and provide inspiration through the focus on values learned from the game.”
One of the legends on the trip is Cleveland Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown. Here is a cool shot of Browns Backers in Israel getting to meet Brown:
And then here is a singing group called “Kipp Alive” that sings, “Hey Jim, will you be my friend?”
There is also a brief story of Brown being recognized by fans while Brown and the rest of the Hall of Famers were at the hotel:
Two guests who were walking through the hotel lobby stopped in their tracks, pointed and enthusiastically exclaimed, “It’s Jim Brown, it’s Jim Brown!” Yes, they were correct in their spotting of the now 81-year-old legend whose legacy on the football field for the Cleveland Browns in the 1950s and ‘60s has left an indelible mark on history.
You can look through plenty of other photos from the trip in this gallery at the Patriots’ website.