New England Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl 51 (LI) ring simply offered offered a giant enhance to the “All In Challenge,” which goals to be the biggest digital fundraiser in historical past.
Bidding for the particular souvenir closed at $1.025 million on Thursday evening, making it some of the costly objects in the All in Challenge, 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 personal aircraft 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. According to the All In Challenge web site, all the cash raised will go on to Feeding America, Meals On Wheels, World Central Kitchen and No Kid Hungry.
The 78-year-old Kraft — who additionally got here up large for New York City when he donated 300,000 masks to metropolis frontline staff in early April — informed ESPN why he selected this specific Super Bowl ring.
“What might I do that may be particular?” Kraft mentioned after placing the ring up for public sale. “I’ve been fascinated by it for weeks. I lastly considered our expertise in Super Bowl LI towards the Atlanta Falcons. We have 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 at the moment and wished to present one thing of maximum worth in help of our well being care staff. So I assumed it could be good to present this ring, our fifth Super Bowl win, as a result of it confirmed how we got here again.”
Many different celebrities and VIPs are also collaborating, placing up prized possessions for bidding or raffles. One of them features a personal placing lesson from Tiger Woods. As of Thursday evening, the All In Challenge had raised almost $45.7 million, in accordance with its web site.