Patriots’ Kraft auctions Super Bowl ring for charity

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New England Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft has put his Tremendous Bowl LI championship ring up for bid to profit the All In Problem, which goals to be the world’s largest digital fundraiser in historical past by elevating tens of thousands and thousands of {dollars} to feed these in want.

The winner can even obtain a private go to with Kraft in his Gillette Stadium workplace, with the group sending its personal aircraft to convey to city the brand new proprietor of the ring if not inside driving distance.

“What may I do that might be particular? I have been serious about it for weeks,” Kraft stated in a video posted on social media. “I lastly thought of our expertise in Tremendous Bowl LI, towards the Atlanta Falcons. We had been down 28-3 [in the third quarter] and had 99.6% [odds] to lose. And we got here again and we received.

“And I thought of what’s going on right now, and needed to provide one thing of utmost worth in assist of our healthcare staff. So I assumed it might be good to provide this ring, our fifth Tremendous Bowl win, as a result of it confirmed how we got here again.”

After Kraft’s announcement at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, the public sale opened at $75,000 and obtained an preliminary bid. The public sale is scheduled to increase over the subsequent 11 days.

Kraft was requested to take part within the All In Problem by his good friend Michael Rubin, the founder and govt chairman of retailer Fanatics, who created the fundraiser that has raised $38 million as of Sunday night time, in response to its web site.

In his video message, Kraft stated: “We are the best nation on the planet, with the best individuals, who really feel a way of group and work collectively within the hardest occasions. So I need to give this ring to somebody who will likely be worthy sufficient to bid it up, so we are able to get meals to all these people who find themselves hurting badly right now.”

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