Rob Gronkowski makes donation to Buffalo children’s hospital

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Bills fans always disliked Rob Gronkowski when he played for the Patriots, mainly because he caught 69 passes for 1,070 yards and 12 touchdowns in 15 games against Buffalo over nine seasons. The Patriots were 13-2 in those games.

But now that he’s retired, the Amherst, New York, native no longer gets booed in his home state.

Gronkowski even heard cheers in Buffalo this week when he made a $50,000 donation to Oishei Children’s Hospital.

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

“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. All right?”

In 2017, Oishei Children’s Hospital replaced Buffalo’s Women & Children’s Hospital, which treated Gronkowski as a child.

“I’ve actually been to the children’s hospital twice myself when I was growing up, the other one,” Gronkowski said. “It’s actually really cool to see this new, improved, upgraded children’s hospital here, and just to give back to where I was taken care of.”

He donated $25,000 to a Portland-based children’s hospital last week, and earlier this year, the Gronk Nation Foundation donated $80,000 to Boston Children’s Hospital.

11 responses to “Rob Gronkowski makes donation to Buffalo children’s hospital

  1. I wanna love Gronk, and I 100% applaud this donation to a worthy Buffalo cause. Still can’t forgive him for that dirty hit on Tre White though. Could have ended his career. Guy has a family to feed.

  2. footballismybusiness says:
    June 19, 2019 at 4:29 pm
    I wanna love Gronk, and I 100% applaud this donation to a worthy Buffalo cause. Still can’t forgive him for that dirty hit on Tre White though. Could have ended his career. Guy has a family to feed.

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    Yeah, Gronk has never had someone cheap shot him or make a mockery over defending him by tackling him over and over with no calls.

    LOL

  3. footballismybusiness says:
    June 19, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Still can’t forgive him for that dirty hit on Tre White though. Could have ended his career.
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    Over dramatic much? It was cheap shot for sure, but ridiculous to act like it was anything like an actual hit during every play of every game.

  4. He better not come out of retirement like some players do and want to play for the Bills because its his home town! The front office might do something stupid and sign him !….They do dumb things like that.

  5. i think he’s self aware enough even for a young guy to realize how incredibly fortunate he is, and how much guts it takes for families to go through the treatment ordeal of serious childhood diseases / injuries.

  6. This is very refreshing since it might actually do some good, and it’s not a weight room at his old college program.

  7. Listen people… Don’t even try to pretend Gronk is the best human. Guy is worth MILLIONS and he donated a measly $50K. That’s like the common man donating $5. Don’t forget the good people of Buffalo donated over $400,000 to the Andy Dalton foundation. Don’t be fooled. Everyone can stop acting like hes Mother Teresa now. Thumbs down on the right for all you Pats fans and Gronk lovers #BillsMafia

  8. So, because he gets hit legally, during active plays, it gives Gronk the right to land on White, full force, after the whistle blew? Wasn’t Gronk reprimanded by the league for this illegal hit on top of getting flagged on the field? Guess White shouldn’t have intercepted Tommy?

    Logic escapes some posters on this board.

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