Patriots’ super-hero Rob Gronkowski joins forces with DEA in the battle against drugs
One of the first things that come to mind when someone mentions Rob Gronkowski’s name is partying. Admittedly, the star tight end from New England Patriots ranks has developed a rock star persona during last season. ‘The Gronk’ spent most of last year scoring touchdowns and when he wasn’t doing that he was hanging out with celebrities and partying.
Rob Gronkowski was spotted in bikini parties, chilling with adult stars and partying so hard that he could have won some award for it. It seems like nothing can stop the off-field alter-ego of The Gronk.
However, there is a side to our stud-of-a-super-hero that few know about. Rob Gronkowski and his family are big-time fighters in the battle against drug abuse. Rob Gronkowski and members of his family can quite easily be found in events promoting the war against drug abuse.
This is also why Rob Gronkowski and his family have partnered up with the DEA, New York-New Jersey High Intensity Drug Area program, and the Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation in purchasing gym equipment worth $30,000.
A report published by the Buffalo News showed the full details of the program set up by the above-mentioned organizations. The report also informed that funds and equipments were being used to build a treatment facility for youth that are battling drug addictions.
“When these kids are on the street, doing drugs, they usually forget all about their bodies and their health,” said Diane Mancuso, the facility’s recreation specialist. “All they care about is the drugs. When they come here, one of the things we start them on is working out, exercising and starting to feel good about themselves again. It’s all part of the process of recovery.”
Rob Gronkowski is scheduled to make an appearance at the facility’s opening ceremony this Friday. Let’s see if he brings entertainment along with him.
“When you’re growing up, you need to stay around people who are headed in the right direction and stay away from people who will take you in the wrong direction,” Rob Gronkowski said.
“It was perfect timing,” Gordy Gronkowski said. “We had started the foundation and were looking for ways to help kids in the community where my sons grew up.”
Let’s hope this facility breaks dawn by helping those in need. It is needless to say that this will probably be one of the hippest facilities in the US, i.e. if Rob Gronkowski keeps making appearances with entertainment… for the sake of the youngsters battling against drug abuse.