New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, his father and two of his brothers are delivering checks for $25,000 each to three children's hospitals in New England.
The money was raised through two raffles by the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation, which aims to reach young people and inspire them to reach their potential through sports, education, community and fitness. The raffles were for tickets to the AFC Championship Game and the Super Bowl.
At the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, chief operating officer Jeffrey Sanders said, "Gronk will always be a champion’’ to people there. Other stops were at Boston Children's Hospital and the Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence.