New England Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft’s Tremendous Bowl 51 (LI) ring simply supplied supplied an enormous increase to the “All In Problem,” which goals to be the most important digital fundraiser in historical past.
Bidding for the particular memento closed at $1.025 million on Thursday night time, making it one of the vital costly gadgets within the All in Problem, whose mission is to feed these in want.
The public sale winner, who was not recognized, additionally will obtain a private go to with Kraft at his Gillette Stadium workplace in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots will ship its non-public airplane for transportation if wanted.
Over the previous 12 days, there have been 35 whole bids for the ring, rising from $75,000 to $1.025 million. In keeping with the All In Problem web site, all the cash raised will go on to Feeding America, Meals On Wheels, World Central Kitchen and No Child Hungry.
The 78-year-old Kraft — who additionally got here up massive for New York Metropolis when he donated 300,000 masks to metropolis frontline employees in early April — informed ESPN why he selected this specific Tremendous Bowl ring.
“What may I do that might be particular?” Kraft stated after placing the ring up for public sale. “I’ve been fascinated by it for weeks. I lastly considered our expertise in Tremendous Bowl LI towards the Atlanta Falcons. We had been down 28-3 [in the third quarter] and had 99.6% [odds] to lose. And we got here again, and we received [34-28 in OT].
“And I considered what’s going on presently and needed to provide one thing of utmost worth in assist of our well being care employees. So I believed it could be good to provide this ring, our fifth Tremendous Bowl win, as a result of it confirmed how we got here again.”
Many different celebrities and VIPs are also taking part, placing up prized possessions for bidding or raffles. One among them features a non-public placing lesson from Tiger Woods. As of Thursday night time, the All In Problem had raised practically $45.7 million, in response to its web site.