Gronk (and the Bucs) is (are) Replacing All of the Football Equipment that a Tampa High School Lost in a Fire
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Rob Gronkowski is new to the Tampa Bay area but is already stepping up to help out a local school.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end announced Tuesday he and his new team are going to replace a storage shed that was burned down at Blake High School last month. They’re also replacing all of the football equipment that was inside the shed.
“The Gronk Nation Youth Foundation and my new team – the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – are all about helping youth reach their full potential. So we’re gonna do just that,” Gronkowski said in a video message posted to Twitter. “To the Blake High School Yellow Jackets, you’re getting a brand new storage unit and new football equipment to replace everything that was lost, courtesy of our foundation and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation.”
How fitting is it that on 6/9 day (June 9th) Rob Gronkowski is in the news?
After a fire destroyed an equipment shed at Howard W. Blake High School in Tampa it appeared their 2020 football season was in limbo (not that it probably wasn't already with C). That was until Rob Gronkowski and the Bucs stepped in.
The way he says "sadly, they lost it all" made me laugh. SORRY!
Gronk still may not be the best on screen speaker, but what matters is his actions! This is a fantastic act of kindness by Gronk's Foundation (and the Bucs too). This shows a lot about the character of Rob Gronkowski; stepping up during hard times to help out his new community during a time of need. What a guy! Much like another former Boston athlete; David Price... Gronk is stepping up to help in an area new to him.
Corona is obviously affecting all of us, but I feel especially badly for kids in school. These are years and moments you cannot get back. With the 10 year anniversary of my high school graduation coming up on Thursday (PERFECT tbt timing) I've been reminiscing a lot more than usual. I've referenced my wildly disappointing season senior of H.S. football many a time on this publication... As much as that year sucked in real time and in retrospect...at least I had the opportunity...the only thing worse would to have been not being able to play because of something out of my control. First corona, then a fire, I pray for the heads of these players pets. We all need some good news and it's great to see Gronk making such a positive contribution on surely his favorite day of the year. How can this reaction not bring a smile to your face?
It's no surprise Gronk is helping out. He's always been a big charity/do the right thing guy. I don't think I've ever seen his hair this long before. Dude has been shaving his head for cancer every summer for as long as I can remember. I wonder if he's bringing that to Tampa too?