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Patriots Award Local Heroes With Grand Prize [VIDEO]

Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Robert Kraft were among New England Patriots who awarded Wilmington non-profit a check for $25,000 during Wednesday luncheon.

Lou Cimaglia would have been happy leaving as a third place winner during the . But meeting Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, being , and taking home $25,000 for Local Heroes wasn't a bad way to end the day either.

The Wilmington Veteran's Agent was awarded for his work as founder of on Wednesday as he topped 300 applicants and 15 other finalists in the annual award given out by the New England Patriots.

Joshua Kraft, son of Patriots owner Robert Kraft, read off the names of the other finalists one at at time.

At first, 10 third place winners were recognized and given $2,500. Cimaglia's name wasn't called. Then one at a time, the second place winners were recognized and given $10,000 each. Once again, no sign of Cimaglia's name.

Finally, there were no other organizations left except the Wilmington non-profit's, and Cimaglia took the memorable trip up to the stage to shake the hands of punter Zoltan Mesko and Patriot great Andre Tippett before exchanging a high five with Robert Kraft.

"We made Wilmington proud once again," said Cimaglia.

Foghorn Leghorn June 16, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Thanks little lady..I do…I say I do appreciate the vote of cofindence..That girls as cute as a little baby…I say baby sittin in a laundry basket surrounded..I say surrounded by a bunch of kittens…
Foghorn Leghorn June 16, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Lookit here son, I say son, did ya see that hawk after those hens? He scared 'em! That Rhode Island Red turned white. Then blue. Rhode Island. Red, white, and blue. That's a joke, son. A flag waver. You're built too low. The fast ones go over your head. Ya got a hole in your glove. I keep pitchin' 'em and you keep missin' 'em. Ya gotta keep your eye on the ball. Eye. Ball. I almost had a gag, son. Joke, that is.
Foghorn Leghorn June 16, 2012 at 08:46 PM
That, I say that boy’s just like a tatoo, gets under your skin
Manny Mulas June 16, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Congratulations Lou!!!
Sharon Cimaglia Jackson August 10, 2012 at 07:47 PM
GREAT JOB LOUIE!! Keep up the GREAT work you and all the volunteers do!!!

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