Gronk brings big spike, big donation to Maine children's …

Courtesy of Maine Medical Center | BDN

Courtesy of Maine Medical Center | BDN

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski teaches a kid at The Barbara Children’s Bush Hospital to spike a football Tuesday after he donated $25,000 to health care center along with his father Gordon and his brothers Dan and Gordie.

By Jake Bleiberg, BDN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine — New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and his family have donated $25,000 to a Maine children’s hospital.

Gronkowski gave kids at The Barbara Children’s Bush Hospital in Portland a lesson on how to spike a football Tuesday and presented executives with a check along with his father and two brothers, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

The Barbara Bush Hospital was one of three New England hospitals to receive a donation from funds raised by The Gronk Nation Youth Foundation, which raffled off tickets to the Super Bowl and AFC championship game, Maine Medical Center spokeswoman Caroline Cornish said in a statement.

The hospital, located at Maine Medical Center, will use the funds to purchase equipment, support health care services and provide young…

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