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Gronk Nation Boston 2016

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THE STORY:

Greeting Friends and Family!

Thank you very much for taking the time to view my Boston Marathon fundraising page!  As many of you know, Carrie and I have fundraised extensively over the last few years for veteran-related non-profits, but this year, we are back in the Berkshires and shifting focus to empowering local youth through sports in concert with the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation. 

If you take a minute to think about who you are today, the person you’ve become both personally and professionally, and how you got here, I’d imagine that you might lend considerable credit to the key influencers of your youth – some combination of people, community, environment, and activity.  Personally, I feel very fortunate to have been surrounded by positive influencers as a child – many stemming from my participation in sports.  I feel strongly about exposing today’s youth to sports to gain the values from inspirational role models, health benefits, discipline, teamwork, and other important qualities.  I imagine you feel the same!

Recent studies connect youth sports participation with improved grades, lower crime, and increased likelihood to attend college or pursue full-time employment after high school.  It makes sense – sports promote positive life skills.  Further, sports bridge social divides, uniforms cross-level the playing field, coaches inspire, discipline, and develop, and kids have fun while growing as members of a team and community. 

The opportunity to participate in sports is an opportunity that Rob Gronkowski strives to serve and strengthen through the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation.  I am fortunate to have been selected to Rob’s Boston Marathon team, and as such, I will be running the Marathon on April 18th, and my fundraising effort for Gronk Nation will be donated in part to the Pittsfield Youth Football Program – assisting in application fee waivers for players in need, equipment updates, safety personnel, certifications for coaches, and the longevity of the program.  Having recently moved back to the Berkshires, I look forward to being involved with the youth of our community, and appreciate Rob’s willingness to work in partnership for the benefit of Pittsfield, Massachusetts and the future success of our local youth.

For more information on the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation please visit http://gronknation.com/foundation/.

Thanks for your time and best wishes,

Sam

All donations are tax deductible*. An email with receipt will immediately be sent after your donation is complete. 

$7,517

MONEY RAISED
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  • Carrie

    $100

  • Ben, Chrissy and Jane Summers

    $50

  • Ryan Mcdonald

    $100

  • Isaac and Jillian Wisniewski

    $50

  • Sean & Audrey

    $100

  • Cody & Lindsay

    $26.20

  • Paul and Lori Borelli

    $25

  • Nick & Deanna Mangiardi

    $25

  • Pam & Sam Russo

    $25

  • Ian Hobbs

    $50

  • The Marino's

    $50

  • Christine & Ben

    $50

  • Luca Cistulli

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • raymond childs

    $50

  • Brendon Tomasi

    $25

  • Katie Kellar

    $25

  • Jacob

    $100

  • The Horth Family

    $100

  • Branden Farley

    $25

  • Josh Culpo

    $50

  • Kendel Jester

    $25

  • Bre Cote

    $50

  • Devin Mackey

    $25

  • Charlotte Burke

    $100

  • Ethan Meyer

    $25

  • Chris, Shelly, Thomas, and Ben

    $50

  • Kristen Knightly

    $50

  • Caitlin

     

  • Joe Sangillo

    $25

  • David D'Amore

    $50

  • Christy Dignard

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Scott & Buffy Lord

    $50

  • David Jankowiak

    $25

  • Charlotte Burke's favorite aunt and uncle

    $100

  • The Anderson Family

    $250

  • Riley and Maggie Burke

    $100

  • Michael & Rachael Boroniec

    $100

  • Aj Whiteley

    $25

  • The Boroniec's

    $100

  • Jacob Menard

    $50

  • Jane and Terry Holland

    $50

  • Dan Hogan

    $150

  • Erich & Mairead Arnold

    $100

  • Isaac Greenberg

     

  • Neil

    $25

  • Nicholas Ray Fullmer

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Timothy Stump

    $50

  • eamonn barry

    $10

  • Jake S.

    $50

  • Ben Downing

     

  • J..e...t...s....JETS JETS JETS

    $100

  • Josh & Annette

    $50

  • Trish & Vic Weber

    $50

  • The Linicks

    $75

  • Jimmy Fisher

     

  • Brent & Jenna White

    $50

  • Mike C.

    $25

  • Your Friends At Greylock Federal

    $250

  • Nick Malloy

    $50

  • Nick Stachler

     

  • Kim Family

    $100

  • Donna Fork

     

  • Biogen Matching Donation

    $100

  • Evan Hickok

    $50

  • Ken

    $100

  • Courtney Hill

    $25

  • Rich Anderson

    $50

  • Jake & Laura Muhlbeier

     

  • Downtown Pittsfield Farmer's Market

     

  • Mark & Lauren Bodnar

    $25

  • DoubleStar

    $100

  • Mission Restaurants, Inc.

    $551

  • La Segreta

    $150

  • John Notsley

    $25

  • Virginia Goggins

    $25

  • Carol Cushenette

    $50

  • BigE

    $50

  • Tom and Jess Brewington

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Andy Boino

    $25

  • H.P. Stern

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lavon Cuyler

     

  • Greg K

     

  • maya parker

     

  • Dave

     

  • The Buehners

    $100

  • General Dynamics Mission Systems

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Uncle phil

    $25

  • Notorious

    $100

  • Walt & Anne

     

  • Rick Mendes

    $50

  • Berkshire County Deputy Sheriff's Association

    $325

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100% Raised of $7,500 Goal

The Team: $51,420 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Gronk Nation Youth Foundation

Amount Raised

$15,000

Fundraiser Title

Kim Chandler

Amount Raised

$10,999

Fundraiser Title

Carmen Bordonaro

Amount Raised

$10,403

Fundraiser Title

Sam Russo

Amount Raised

$7,517

 

100% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jordan Frosch

Amount Raised

$7,500

 

100% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nancy Drinkwater

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Berkshire County Deputy Sheriff's Association

Berkshire County Deputy Sheriff's Association

DONATION: $325

2 years ago

Rick Mendes

Rick Mendes

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Walt & Anne

Walt & Anne

2 years ago

Notorious

Notorious

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Uncle phil

Uncle phil

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

General Dynamics Mission Systems

General Dynamics Mission Systems

DONATION: $1,000

2 years ago

The Buehners

The Buehners

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Dave

Dave

2 years ago

maya parker

maya parker

2 years ago