Contrary to popular belief, Rob Gronkowski does more than just score touchdowns and party like there’s no tomorrow.
The New England Patriots acknowledged as much Tuesday night, presenting their Pro Bowl tight end with the Ron Burton Community Service Award.
Gronk’s reaction was pretty typical of his personality, and pretty perfect too.
It’s also a great point.
The award is named in honor of the late Ron Burton, the first player drafted by the team and a community leader whose widespread charitable work was a model for how a Patriots player can make an impact off the field.
“Rob is just as fun to watch at a community event as he is on the game field,” Patriots chairman and CEO Robert Kraft said in a statement. “Giving back to the community is a big part of being ‘Gronk.’ He is engaging with fans of all ages. His gregarious personality makes him one of our greatest ambassadors, especially when spreading cheer to children at local hospitals or schools. We love the devotion and enthusiasm that he shows in the community and are proud to present him with this year’s Ron Burton Community Service Award.”
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