Gronk delivers $25G check, fun to Boston Children’s
Rob Gronkowski had kids smiling all over New England yesterday — and it had nothing to do with football.
Gronk and his entourage made their charitable rounds visiting children’s hospitals in Boston, Rhode Island and Maine to handdeliver $25,000 checks.
The money was raised by the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation, through AFC Championship and Super Bowl ticket raffles.
Gronkowski was accompanied by his father and two brothers.
“The Gronkowski family has been fabulous for years,” said Michael Bornhorst, associate vice president of Corporate Development and Special Events at Boston Children’s Hospital. “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.”
The donation was made to the hospitals’ Every Child Fund, which helps with patient care, research and training.
“It’s arguably the most important fund at the hospital because it supports the areas of greatest need,” Bornhorst said. “It trickles down to everyone at the hospital.”
The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Rhode Island and Boston Children’s Hospital all benefited from the raffles.
“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.”
‘HE’S JUST A BIG KID AT HEART’: Rob Gronkowski plays Olympic beanbag toss at Boston Children’s Hospital yesterday. Gronk and his entourage visited New England children’s hospitals to hand out raffle proceeds.