Patriots tight end and Amherst native Rob Gronkowski has released his own line of KanJam, the popular lawn game born in North Tonawanda.
Gronk debuted his edition as a potential Father’s Day gift in this terrible video:
Each Gronkowski KanJam set sells for $69.87. That's a 75 percent increase over the cost of regular KanJam, though the price features Rob's jersey number (87) as cents (no word on why that particular dollar amount was selected). For the upcharge, you get two cans splattered with Rob’s face, two flying discs and a commemorative nameplate.
A post on Gronkowski's website, GronkNation.com, reports that Rob’s dad, Gordy, passed down his love of KanJam to his sons and that “Rob absolutely dominated KanJam” growing up.
“Rob and Gordy are extremely close, so it’s no surprise that Rob wanted to honor his dad with his KanJam partnership for Father’s Day and worked tirelessly to get it done,” the website says, adding that “Gronk is at the zenith of national ‘A’ list popularity” and that he chose to partner with a local company “at a time when his national star is rising meteorically.”
Part of the proceeds from Gronkowski KanJam will go to Rob’s Gronk Nation Youth Foundation, which benefits kids in the Buffalo and Boston areas, according to his website.
[Read: KanJam among other products you may be surprised come from WNY]
We are looking into the connection between Gronk's KanJam release and the North Park Theatre's presence in the tweet below. Please stay tuned.
— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) June 20, 2016