Hospitals Score Big With Adorable Gronk Visits Caught on Camera
New England Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski is putting in his miles. He visited three New England kids hospitals in just 24 hours, handed out checks and gave away a ton of cash!
Gronkowski — along with his brother Dan and father Gordie — decided this is what they wanted to do with the $75,000 they raised by raffling off tickets to the Super Bowl. The donation spree started off at Boston Children's Hospital where the Gronk played games with the kids before he presented a $25,000 check.
Next, it was off to Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland, Maine, where these adorable handoffs happened.
And then he took the time to pose with several of the children.
Photos — Maine Medical Center/Facebook
He also met members of the Portsmouth Police Department, including Lts. Darrin Sargent and Mike Maloney and Sgt. Dave Keaveny, left.
Photo — Portsmouth NH Police Department/Facebook
Keaveny's 2-year-old son Brooks has been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma Pediatric Cancer and is being treated at the hospital. A GoFundMe page set up to help the family has raised more than $50,000.
Their last stop was Hasbro Children's Hospital in Rhode Island.
Both of those hospitals also received a $25,000 check and got some play time with the Gronks!
The money came from the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation, which has a great relationship with all three hospitals.
"The Gronk Nation Youth Foundation is dedicated to inspiring youth to reach their maximum potential through sports, education, community and fitness," according to the foundation's website. "Our mission is to help kids stay actively involved in school and sports and provide them with the tools needed to help them follow their dreams and live a happy and more successful life. Gronk Nation provides grants to sports programs and in addition, the Gronkowski brothers, provide appearances at events with selected nonprofit organizations that effectively serve and benefit children with an emphasis on health, education and fitness."