Tom Brady has special message for the weekend of July 4th.
Before Tom Brady drives golf balls next week or takes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a game-changing ride this fall, the Super Bowl-winning quarterback shared a message on Instagram about safe driving.
“Hey, just wanted to wish everyone a good July 4th weekend, but also remind you not to write and drive,” said Brady. “Please drive carefully.”
“Ten people a day lose their lives to distracted driving,” added Brady.
“My friend Steve Kiefer lost his son Mitchel to a distracted driver five years ago,” said Brady. “And it’s a very busy holiday weekend and we’re all here to enjoy it, but we don’t want to experience unnecessary tragedies. So please put your cell phone away, just drive, enjoy the time with your family and friends and wish you a happy 4th of July. “
Steve Kiefer founded the Kiefer Foundation in memory of his son who was killed on September 19, 2016. According to the foundation’s website, the non-profit organization wants to “end distracted driving and all traffic fatalities and injuries associated with it”.
Brady’s post-vacation plans
Brady will be attending The Match celebrity golf tournament on July 6 in Montana shortly after the July 4th holiday weekend.
The event will feature Brady and quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, as well as PGA stars Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau. Brady will work with Mickelson and Rodgers with DeChambeau.
In the lead up to the tournament, Brady talked about Rodgers on social media, mostly about the Packers’ controversial decision to lose the Bucs last January. The Packers were behind the Bucs by eight late in the NFC championship game, scoring a fourth and a goal but opting to score a field goal instead. Brady and the Bucs ran out of time to win 31-26.
“Two old guys against the young bucks @PhilMickelson. @b_dechambeau you better get used to hanging up because we know @ AaronRodgers12 isn’t going for it, ”wrote Brady.
Joking aside, Brady expressed his respect for Rodgers during an interview with USA Today’s Jori Esptein about Rodgers’ rift with the Packers.
“I mean, I have a lot of respect for Aaron,” Brady told Esptein of FOX News’ Daniel Canova. “Aaron will make the decisions he thinks are best. Everyone has a different dynamic in their work. “
Busy off season for Brady
Since his knee surgery after the Super Bowl, Brady has been active in numerous off-field activities. His Instagram story for the Kiefer Foundation was just the latest.
Brady has appeared on several talk shows sharing thoughts about this late phase of his NFL career and more. He also made several family trips, including one to Disney World.
His endorsements didn’t wane when Hodinkee performed and signed a deal with Subway. He also dived into the cryptocurrency arena and began a partnership with FTX. He also has his TB12 Sports health and wellness business and production company 199 Productions up and running.
All the activity aside, he’ll be back to what he’s most known for in three weeks when the Bucs training camp begins.