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Local New England fans still celebrating Super Bowl win

Local New England fans still...

COLORADO SPRINGS - The day after the Super Bowl is a day of conversation between those who are beaming from the big win or disappointed from a tough loss. 

A local group called "The Pikes Peak Pats" was part of the group celebrating the Patriots victory on Monday.

Anne Stone, part of that crew, considers herself a diehard Patriots fan.

"I was born and brought up in Boston, it's in my roots," said Stone.

Like most New England fans, she was on the edge of her seat while watching Super Bowl LI.

"I was a wreck. I was a wreck, and I couldn't even watch it that point. I couldn't sit still," said Stone.

She's the president of Pikes Peak Pats, a club of 300+ members who are Patriots fans and gather for every game.

"Sunday, Thursday, Monday always come here. The Fox and Hound has been our home for the last 7 years," said Cody Newsman, vice president of Pikes Peak Pats. 

In fact, they're such big fans, they made their own trophy.

"This is a replica Super Bowl 49 trophy that's almost the same but not," explained Newsman.

It's about cheering on their team but also giving back to Colorado Springs.

"We have raised in the last couple of years, almost $20,000 for the memorial," said Stone.

It’s a memorial that benefits local police officers like UCCS Officer Garret Swasey who died in the line of duty.

The club donates weekly to the memorial.

For the Super Bowl game, the person with the largest donation received an autographed jersey from Gronkowski.

The group says it's more than a club and more like a family.

If you are interested in joining the Pikes Peak Pats, it's simple.

All you have to do is be a New England Patriots fan.


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