Rob Gronkowski, also known as “Gronk,” is a retired American football tight end who played nine seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the New England Patriots. Since retiring from the NFL in 2019, Gronkowski has remained a well-known public figure and has continued to make a positive impact through his charitable efforts.
Gronkowski has worked with a variety of charities throughout his career, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the American Cancer Society, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He has also partnered with the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) on various charitable initiatives.
One of Gronkowski’s most notable charitable partnerships is with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The organization provides after-school programs and activities for young people in communities across the United States. Gronkowski has been a national spokesperson for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America since 2016, and has helped to raise awareness and support for the organization’s important work.
In addition to his work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Gronkowski has also been involved with the American Cancer Society. He has participated in the organization’s “Cruisin’ for a Cure” car show, which raises funds for cancer research, and has supported the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk. Gronkowski’s mother, Diane, is a breast cancer survivor, so the cause is personal to him.
Gronkowski has also worked with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, and Gronkowski’s former Patriots teammate, Dan Koppen, has been living with the disease for many years. In 2014, Gronkowski participated in the organization’s “Bike MS” event, which raises funds for research and support for people living with multiple sclerosis.