Rob Gronkowski made the rounds with his brothers Chris and Dan and father Gordie to various children’s hospitals around New England. The Patriots tight end hand-delivered $25,000 checks to Children’s Hospital Boston, the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, and the Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Rhode Island.
Gronkowski raised the money through the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation, according to the Boston Herald. The donations will be made to the Every Child Fund. And of course, you can make your own donation here.
“[The Every Child Fund] is arguably the most important fund at the hospital because it supports the areas of greatest need,” said Michael Bornhorst, associate vice president of corporate development and special events at Boston Children’s Hospital, via the Herald. “It trickles down to everyone at the hospital.”
As part of Gronkowski’s visits, he presented the $25,000 checks and also played beanbag toss games with patients. Bornhorst expressed gratitude for Gronk and his family for their continued charitable contributions and uplifting presence for the children.
“The Gronkowski family has been fabulous for years,” said Bornhorst. “Rob spends a lot of time at the hospital and makes great connections with the patients. He’s just a big kid at heart and has a great time when he’s here.
“He’s a busy guy, and for him to take the time to visit the hospital today — we’ve got to give him and his brothers credit for all they do,” Bornhorst said. “They bring a lot of joy to the hospital.”