Jayson Tatum, Tom Brady and Aaron Judge smile for the camera together in front of the large light blue Make-A-Wish Fanatics logo during the event at the Barclays Center

It was a honor to be assigned to capture Tom Brady for the day as he met with 5 amazing kids and their wonderful families for this beautiful Make-A-Wish event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Tom was so great with the kids and it was tough fighting back happy tears all day as I captured these images.

This was the inaugural event kicking off the brand new partnership between the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Fanatics.

Special thanks to the awesome Brand Activation Services for the opportunity and for producing such an amazing event. And massive gratitude to the Make-A-Wish Foundation & Fanatics staffs who made it such a special day for the kids.

Jayson Tatum & Aaron Judge were also in attendance, meeting with their biggest little fans too. After the private locker room meet & greets concluded all three athletes took to center court for some fun activities with the kids. I’ll share all the highlights below.

 

Tom Brady Make-A-Wish Event Photo Highlights:

View from behind a young Make-A-Wish kid sitting in his wheelchair while wearing a Tom Brady New England Patriots jersey while looking at the giant Barclays center from outside

Tom Brady smiling at the kids on the basketball court at Barclays Center during the Make-A-Wish event

A young Make-A-Wish kid smiles while he holds his mothers hand at the event at the Barclays center

Outside of the Barclays Center with the Make-A-Wish and Fanatics logos on the big screens

A Make-A-Wish kid smiles widely in his wheelchair as he is greeted upon entering the event at the Barclays center

A Make-A-Wish kid smiles big along with his mother right behind him while he rides his electric scooter into the event at the Barclays center

A Make-A-Wish Family smiling for the camera outside the Barclays Center before the event

Tom Brady laughs with Fanatics owner Michael Rubin before the Make-A-Wish event inside the locker room of the Barclays center

A young Make-A-Wish kid is shocked when he enters the locker room and see Tom Brady waiting there to meet him

A young Make-A-Wish kid hugs Tom Brady who was waiting there to meet him upon entering the locker room at the Barclays center

 

Tom Brady laughs with a Make-A-Wish family in the locker room of the Barclays center

Tom Brady signs a football for a young Make-A-Wish kid wearing a Buccaneers jersey at the event inside the locker room of the Barclays center

Tom Brady making a big gestures as he talks with a Make-A-Wish family in the locker room of the Barclays center

Tom Brady throws a football to a young Make-A-Wish kid in the locker room of the Barclays center

A young Make-A-Wish kid throws a football back to Tom Brady in the locker room of the Barclays center

A young Make-A-Wish kid smiles and blushes when he sees Tom Brady waiting there to meet him upon entering the locker room at the Barclays center

Tom Brady high-fives a young Make-A-Wish kid in the locker room of the Barclays center

A young Make-A-Wish kid smiles and shows Tom Brady his Buccaneers jersey that he was hiding under another shirt in the locker room of the Barclays center

Looking up at the Jumbotron from the floor of the Barclays Center with the Make-A-Wish and Fanatics logos on the screen

Fanatics owner Michael Rubin gives a speech next to Tom Brady during the Make-A-Wish event at center court of Barclays center

Fanatics owner Michael Rubin gives a speech and pats Tom Brady on the shoulder during the Make-A-Wish event at center court of Barclays center with Tom Brady smiling widely

Tom Brady throws a football to a young Make-A-Wish kid on the basketball court at Barclays Center

A young Make-A-Wish kid celebrates on the basketball court at Barclays Center after catching a football pass from Tom Brady

Aaron Judge plays catch with a Make-A-Wish kids on the basketball court of Barclays Center

Wide angle arena view of the Barclays Center during the Make-A-Wish event with Tom Brady

Jayson Tatum smiles while talking with a his Make-A-Wish fan on the basketball court at Barclays center

Jayson Tatum playfully pats his young Make-A-Wish fan on the head on the basketball court at Barclays center

Jayson Tatum holds a basketball while a cheerleader shakes her pompoms before a round Make-A-Wish kid gets ready to shoot a basketball

Jayson Tatum celebrates after a Make-A-Wish kid shoots a basketball and makes it on the court at Barclays Center

Jayson Tatum smiles handily in front of the large light blue Make-A-Wish logo during the event at the Barclays Center

Aaron Judge throws a pitch to a Make-A-Wish kids at Barclays Center during the event

Aaron Judge smiling on one knee as he plays catch with a Make-A-Wish kid on the basketball court of Barclays Center

Aaron Judge catches a baseball thrown by one of his Make-A-Wish kids on the basketball court of Barclays Center

Aaron Judge throwing a pitch as he is down on one knee to a Make-A-Wish kid on the basketball court of Barclays Center

Jayson Tatum posing together with his Make-A-Wish kids in front of the large light blue Make-A-Wish Fanatics logo during the event at the Barclays Center

Aaron Judge posing together with his Make-A-Wish kids in front of the large light blue Make-A-Wish Fanatics logo during the event at the Barclays Center

Tom Brady posing together with his Make-A-Wish kids in front of the large light blue Make-A-Wish Fanatics logo during the event at the Barclays Center

Tom Brady poses with one of his Make-A-Wish kids as his family member takes a photo of them on their phone

Outside of the Barclays Center with puffy clouds and a blue sky

 

See more event photography by Minneapolis based commercial photographer Jackson Tyler Eddy of A Frame Forward Photography HERE