December 06, 2012

Playing Xbox with Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski fetches $36K at charity gala

So, how much would you pay to play an hour of XBOX with New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski?

Apparently, three buyers at the Joe Andruzzi Foundation's New England Celebrities Tackles Cancer Gala decided to spend $12,000 a piece for some gaming time with Gronk.

Here is more details about the event from the folks over at Off The Field:
Part of an auction staged Monday night during the benefit at the Putnam Club inside Gillette Stadium, the prize was originally supposed to be one four-hour session of gaming with Gronk. But when bids escalated quickly the decision was made to divide the opportunity, and ultimately three different people bid $12,000 apiece. It's still to be determined exactly how much time each winner will get with the Pats' All-Pro tight end, but organizers have assured that each of the high bidders will indeed get their own in-home visit with Gronkowski and his thumbs.
When everything was totaled up, the money pledged for the chance to hang with Gronkowski were part of an incredible sum of $500,000 that the Gala raised to help families cover household expenses during cancer treatments and aid funding for pediatric brain cancer research at Boston Children's Hospital

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