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Rob Gronkowski makes massive donation to Buffalo children's hospital

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Buffalo fans relentlessly booed him whenever they got the chance.

Now officially retired from the game of professional football, former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is giving back to the community that helped shape him into the person he is today.

The Amherst native, who torched the Bills for 1,070 yards and 12 touchdowns throughout his nine-year NFL career, returned home last weekend, attending a charity event and catching up with childhood friends.

He also donated $50,000 to Oishei Children’s Hospital.

The three-time Super Bowl champion presented the hospital with the generous donation on Monday.

“Now that I’m retired, Buffalo kind of accepts me a little bit more,” Gronkowski said. “We were out Saturday night, and they were all giving cheers at a charity event and everything.

 
 

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“It was cool to finally be accepted once again where I grew up, so I decided I’ll come back and start giving back now, alright?,” he added.

 
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If Gronk is trying to buy my love, it's working.

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I personally wouldn't describe a $50K donation by Gronk as a "Massive" donation. $50K as an image rehab investment and tax write off is probably more appropriate. Glad he gave the money but the description of the donation is a little too hyperbolic 

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he probably thought he was buying 50k of monster energy drink.

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7 minutes ago, HOUSE said:

 

He could have donated 50,000 in Boston?

He just donated 25k in Maine.

 

Yes it is nice and should be appreciated.  No it is not massive IMO.

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18 minutes ago, ProcessAccepted said:

I personally wouldn't describe a $50K donation by Gronk as a "Massive" donation. $50K as an image rehab investment and tax write off is probably more appropriate. Glad he gave the money but the description of the donation is a little too hyperbolic 

Agree, nice he donated but $50k to him is $50 to most of us. Title is misleading

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It’s a start.

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To say anything negative about this is petty on our part as fans.

I will choose to separate my feeling for his actions on the field and in particular what he did to White from this generous action. 

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That’s really nice.

Still, ***** you Gronk.

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58 minutes ago, teef said:

he probably thought he was buying 50k of monster energy drink.

 

How does this post not have more laugh reactions...this was pretty funny in my book 

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1 hour ago, Bangarang said:

If Gronk is trying to buy my love, it's working.

absolutely

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Apparently his donation will subsidize a new line of  elbow braces, including the registration fees as they must be registered as lethal weapons in 47 states. 

 

What a guy. 

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17 hours ago, Bangarang said:

If Gronk is trying to buy my love, it's working.

 

He wants to be able to come home to see family......safely. 😋

 

 I don’t hate him for being good on our evil nemesis. I also won’t hold him eternally in contempt for an egregious hit on Tre. We all make mistakes, especially in the heat of the moment. This is a great gesture and will help real people. It’s not “massive” if you are in that economic circle, but I won’t diminish it in any way. Well done! 

 

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His former owner gave someone less fortunate a massive load of his own and got nothing but criticism

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8 minutes ago, RobbRiddick said:

His former owner gave someone less fortunate a massive load of his own and got nothing but criticism

Not sure if that qualifies as massive either 

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Russ Salvatore his given 10X that much to virtually every hospital in Buffalo - Mercy, ECMC, BuffGen/Gates Vascular Ctr., Roswell Park Cancer Ctr., Oishei Chlidrens Hospital, all got at least a $half-million$ each.

 

(OK, so Sisters Hospital only got $250K)

 

So $50K a “massive” donation?  I think not.

 

Yeah, it was generous of Gronk, but also self-serving - and he’s still an ass!

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...if what has been reported about him is accurate, he has NEVER touched one dime of his $53.79 mil in career earnings......pretty damn remarkable fiscal discipline....so charitable contributions and support are at his whim....good show Gronk....flip side is THE one Latrell Spreewell, who said when NBA Timberwolves offered him $14 mil a year, " I have a family to feed"....azz clown lost everything including all of his exorbitant excesses.....who cares....

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Thanks for donating, but :censored: Gronk

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Wait....he only got 12 tds? Huh. I thought he was better than that

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49 minutes ago, Rico said:

That’s really nice.

Still, ***** you Gronk.

This is the perfect response! I gave you a trophy and a quoted reply... this was a great donation from a giant doooosh bag. Wish he would have had his career ended by a late forearm to the back of his neck, but we weren’t that lucky... at least this cheap shotting, illegal pick setting monstrosity is no longer suiting up. 

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26 minutes ago, RememberTheRockpile said:

It is generous when you give anonymously. 

 

It is also generous when you give publicly. $50k is $50k. 

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6 minutes ago, Augie said:

 

It is also generous when you give publicly. $50k is $50k. 

 

True, I suppose - it will buy a few cases of latex gloves.

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I know I'm in the minority, but I've always thought that Rob Gronkowski was what was RIGHT for football.  Talented, fun and clean.  The White hit was terrible; but it was an isolated incident for which I refuse to label him.

 

He's a great dude.

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