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New England Pop Warner Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine

Regional Scholar Tribute

Important Update 

The health of your children and your families is always at the forefront of our decision-making. So with the guidance of public health officials and out of an abundance of caution around exposure and transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we have decided to cancel the planned New England Pop Warner regional scholastic event for March 28, 2020 at Gillette Stadium. 

We know that this news will be disappointing, especially for our young scholar-athletes and their families. We certainly considered that in our discussions, but as you have seen with other large scale sporting events, travel, businesses and conferences, organizers are motivated to advance public safety as the health community begins to better understand what we’re dealing with. We will soon be sharing information about a digital experience Pop Warner is developing to honor the scholars. The absence of the event should not lessen the amazing accomplishments of these special students who have exemplified what it means to balance academics and athletics. 

Thank you
Al Perillo - New England Pop Warner Region Director

Refunds for the Scholar Tribute (update Friday, March 13)
Refunds will be processed over the next couple of days. You will receive an auto receipt email from ([email protected]) with the subject title “Transaction Refund from NE Region Pop Warner” with a refund confirmation.
Please allow 7-10 business days – from the time you receive the refund email - for the bank refund to reach your credit/debit card accounts.

Hotel reservations(update Friday March 13)
If you have already canceled your hotel reservations - thank you!
For those that did not cancel their hotel reservations - WE HAVE CANCELED THE HOTEL RESERVATIONS FOR YOU!

Update Friday, March 13 -
Please check back for more information
concerning distribution of
Scholar Achievement 
Certificates, Top Scholar Awards, Senior Scholar Awards, Senior Scholar Scholarship Awards

24th Annual New England Pop Warner Scholar Weekend - CANCELED
Saturday, March 28th, 2020
Gillette Stadium & Patriot Place (Foxboro, MA)

2020 Schedule of EventsCANCELED

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

7:30 am - Early Registration for Scholars that purchased tickets for the 8:00 am Stadium Tour (Gillette Stadium Entrance W1)
8:15 am - Early Registration for Scholars that purchased tickets for the 8:45 am Stadium Tour (Gillette Stadium Entrance W1)

Scholar Tributes and Senior Scholar Awards Presentation

  • Saturday March 28th, 2020 (All Grades) CANCELED
    Putnam Suite West Club: Entrance W1
    Registration/Reception: 8:30am
    Tribute: 9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • Saturday March 28th, 2020 (First Team Senior Scholars - 8th Grade and Above)  CANCELED
    Putnam Suite West Club: Entrance W1
    First Team Senior Scholar Awards Presentation: Part of the Scholar Tribute (Not a separate event as in previous years)
    2020 Scholarships awardees will be announced

View 2020 Scholar Weekend FAQ's 

Registration Start Date: I Registration Closure Date:

2020 Online Registration for Scholar tribute

Use the Registration Link Below:

The New England Pop Warner Scholar Tribute has been canceled

Registration Closure Date: Canceled

Hotel Information

We are proud to announce once again that Patriots Place will be our host location, which is also home to Gillette Stadium, The Hall (New England Patriots Hall of Fame) many restaurants, theaters, shops, and stores.

We encourage you to visit the following web site to explore our host location:

Hotel Rooms:

The Hilton Garden Inn Hotel & Renaissance Boston Patriot Place will be our host hotels and rooms have been blocked for Friday and Saturday night.

Rooms will be available to book up through February 14, 2020. Extension beyond February 14 is possible if rooms are still available, please check back here!

Hall of Fame/Stadium Tours

The Hall:

Tickets can be purchased at a special price for NEPW to the Hall at Patriot Place. Tickets are priced at $5.00 per child (5-12) and $9.00 per adult.

Purchase tickets as part of the on line Tribute registration. Tickets will be included in your registration package on the day of the event.

The Hall is a self guided tour and can be visited AT ANY TIME on Saturday March 28th, 2020 starting immediately after the Tribute through its 9 pm closing.

Stadium Tours: 

Tours will be conducted on March 28th for Scholar Families. The tours will be conducted before and at the conclusion of the Saturday morning Tribute.

Scheduled times are 8:00 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 12:00 p.m. (Noon) and 1:00 p.m.

The special NEPW tickets are $15.00 per person.

Purchase tickets as part of the on line Tribute registration. Tickets will be included in your registration package on the day of the event.

This is a walking tour including outside locations and will be conducted rain or shine. Tours will only be conducted on the days of our events and no refunds can be offered.

2020 Stadium Tour & Hall of Fame Tour Info:

Stadium Tours:

For the 8:00 a.m. tour, Early Registration with confirmation for Stadium Tour begins 7:30 a.m.: Putnam Suite West Club: Entrance W1.

For the 8:45 a.m. tour, Early Registration with confirmation for Stadium Tour begins 8:15 a.m.: Putnam Suite West Club: Entrance W1.
Please note that the Scholar Tribute will not start until the 8:45 a.m. tour is over and the scholars are in their seats.

For the 12:00 p.m. tour, Tour passes will be distributed at registration for the Tribute, tour will begin from the Putnam Club West SW Lounge (near the exit escalators)

For the 1:00 p.m. tour, Tour passes will be distributed at registration for the Tribute, tour will begin from the Hall (Patriots Hall of Fame)

Hall Of Fame Tours:

The Hall is a self guided tour and can be visited AT ANY TIME on Saturday March 28th, 2020 starting immediately after the Tribute ends through 9 pm. 

Hall Tour Tickets will be included in your registration package on the day of the event.

Additional Information

We have a few other special surprises planned…special master of ceremonies and guest speakers…do not miss out on the 2020 New England Pop Warner’s Scholastic Weekend!

Reception period between 8:30 am and the start of the Scholar Tribute includes:

Refreshments (Breakfast sandwiches, Muffins, lemonade, water, Dunkin Regular and Decaffeinated coffee) will be served during the registration/reception. 

New England Patriot Alumni players available for autographs and pictures
Silent Auction for Boston based Sports memorabilia 
Raffle tickets for purchase to special autographed New England Patriots Sport memorabilia
Mid-Coast Photo will be on site to take keepsake pictures of each scholar for ordering pictures on line

We look forward to honoring all of our scholars on this very special weekend.

Please DO NOT contact Gillette Stadium for information pertaining to New England Pop Warner Scholastic Weekend.

Please select the link below for the “2020 Scholar Weekend Frequently Asked Questions”, which will provide more details and answer most of the questions you may have:

View 2020 Scholar Weekend Frequently Asked Questions


Scholastics Overview


Proof of satisfactory progress in school is required. A 2.0/70% or the equivalent shall be the minimum grade point average acceptable to participate. In cases of doubt, conflict of opinion, or if a valid report card is not submitted, the nationally published scholastic eligibility form shall be used and deemed final.

NOTE: This rule as it relates to scholastic grades may not be made more stringent by any team, association, or league, as other rules may be. No local team/squad may be allowed to participate in Regional/National sponsored championships or bowl games if it has not met the nationally published scholastic requirements.


We understand that not all student-athletes are able to meet our scholastic requirements. If a child does not meet the requirements of scholastic fitness, he/she may fill out and submit a Scholastic Eligibility Form.

This form is to be completed by those participants in the Pop Warner program that have not met the National Scholastic Requirement of 70 percent and/or 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) at the time of certification.

This form must be accompanied by a progressing progress report or report card to be eligible for play after the October xxxx deadline. That report must be dated between Sep. xxxx and Oct xxxx.

If no progressing progress report or report card is given in this window then the player shall be found ineligible for the rest of the year. Download the Scholastic Eligibility Form.


Each year, the most academically accomplished Pop Warner kids compete for Academic All-American status. This process begins at the association level and up through each of the eight Pop Warner regions to the national level.

In 2020 over 325,000 kids participated in Pop Warner. As our numbers once again reached record levels, a record numbers of All-American Scholar applications were once again submitted to us...more than 4,600 applications!

The Pop Warner All-American Program requires a minimum 96% grade point average to apply. After the applications have been processed, Pop Warner determines National First Team All-Americans (35 football, 35 cheer per grade), National Second Team All-Americans and National Honorable Mention Scholars.


New England Pop Warner

Ken Redmond, Region Secretary
Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887

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