With the NFL currently in its offseason, players can take a step away from the usual in-season grind to focus on a wide variety of things — from rehabilitation and getting ready for the 2019 season to undertaking philanthropic work. Enter the New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski, who did the latter recently: after playing a big role in the team’s win in Super Bowl 53, the tight end visited Boston Children’s Hospital on Wednesday.
Gronkowski was not alone, though: he also brought along two of his brothers and his father to hand over an $80,000 check to the hospital in the name of the Gronk Nation Foundation run by the family. The money was raised as part of a Super Bowl raffle announced by Gronkowski and long-time Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light shortly after the team punched its ticket to the big game.
Other charities to benefit from the raffle include Feeding America, The Greater Boston Food Bank, The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, and The Light Foundation. As for the Boston Children’s Hospital, the institution is no stranger to receiving donations from Gronkowski: over the years, the 27-year old and his family’s foundation have raised more than $200,000.
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