MEDFIELD, MASS. (WHDH) - The Patriots Foundation gave 40 members of the U.S. military a chance to take the court with current and former Patriots players during a pickleball tournament Tuesday.

“It’s a great opportunity, all the other veterans here I’m sure we all have a like mind that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a lot of us,” said one veteran.

The event was a part of the NFL’s Salute to Service, a year-round effort that recognizes members of the military community at games and through various events.

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