Robert Kraft loans Patriots plane to Virginia football team to travel to funerals of fallen players

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Earlier this month, three University of Virginia football players were shot and killed. Funerals for D’Sean Perry, Devin Chandler, and Lavel Davis Jr. are occurring this week.

The team is attending together, with the assistance of Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

A Patriots spokesperson has confirmed that Kraft has loaned the team plane at no charge to the Virginia football program so that the team can attend the funerals.

D’Sean Perry’s funeral occurred on Saturday in Miami. The next day, Devin Chandler’s funeral happened in Virginia Beach. The family of Lavel Davis Jr. will conduct a celebration of life on Wednesday in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Accounts of the use of the team plane began to emerge on Sunday. The Patriots, who played in Minnesota on Thursday night, didn’t need it this weekend.

It’s obviously a great gesture from Kraft, who has shown time and again that he’s willing to step up and do without hesitation whatever needs to be done. It’s also a great message for the rest of us. Regardless of our individual resources, there’s always something we can do to make someone else’s life a little bit better, especially when things are not going well.

17 responses to “Robert Kraft loans Patriots plane to Virginia football team to travel to funerals of fallen players

  1. It’s obviously a great gesture from Kraft, who has shown time and again that he’s willing to step up and do without hesitation whatever needs to be done.
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    Great so how about making some coaching staff changes on the football team.

  2. Say what you will about Mr. Kraft’s personal life or about the Patriots, but this is exactly what a person with means should have done. Class move.

  3. Kraft is a great owner and an Even better man. After dealing with the likes of Victor Kiam, we are fortunate to have him as the owner of the Patriots.

  4. Pure class, yet he doesn’t confront Cheater Goodell and go public, he just tries to kiss Goodell’s butt and hope that staves off excessive Goodell cheating. Irritating. His seat at the big boy table is more important than calling out the antics of the league.

  5. Why are they announcing this? Charity is best left unannounced. Just picked up this response from a guy who said that about the bills.

  6. It’s one thing to have a gracious thought cross your mind. It’s another to quickly take action and see it through. The generosity of owners like Kraft and Arthur Blank makes a tangible difference in people’s lives and helps transform entire communities.

  7. Cue the predictable snarky comments. That’s really sad – why can’t we appreciate the gesture for what it is? Time and again Kraft and Arthur Blank have stepped in with generous and thoughtful gestures and the snarks have done what, exactly?

  8. Jimmypinthe416 says:”Why are they announcing this? Charity is best left unannounced.”

    Kraft didn’t say a word, it is probably the Virginia players. They appreciate the gesture.

  9. dartmouthstevens says:
    November 28, 2022 at 1:25 pm
    Jimmypinthe416 says:”Why are they announcing this? Charity is best left unannounced.”

    Kraft didn’t say a word, it is probably the Virginia players. They appreciate the gesture.

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    Oh I get. When the pats do it, the others say it. When the other teams do it, they announce it. Got it.

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