The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital to Benefit From AFC Championship Tickets Raffle

January 15, 2018

Contact: Caroline Cornish
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BBCH is one of three beneficiaries of the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation raffle

PORTLAND, Maine – New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announced on his Facebook page Sunday night that The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital (BBCH) is one of three beneficiaries of a raffle for tickets to this weekend’s AFC Championship game between the Pats and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Foxborough, Mass.

The raffle is hosted by the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation and also benefits Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Rhode Island and Boston Children’s Hospital.

Three grand prize winners will be chosen in the drawing, scheduled for Friday, Jan. 19, at 12 p.m. Each winner will get two tickets for 100 Section seats and two tickets to the Cross Pavilion for hospitality needs. A $10 donation gets you 10 chances at the prize. The more money participants donate, the more chances they get to win.

Those who donate at least $500 will also receive memorabilia signed by Gronkowski. A $10,000 donation not only nets an entrant 12,000 chances at the prize, but a shout-out video by Gronk himself, an authentic signed jersey, signed Riddell authentic Patriots helmet and a signed football.

The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital serves children and families from throughout Maine. In many cases services provided by BBCH, including care for children’s kidney disease, pediatric palliative care, advanced cardiology interventions and advanced forms of cancer therapy, are not found anywhere else in the state. In 2016, BBCH provided more than 100,000 patient visits.

“We are so excited and honored that the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation chose BBCH as one of the beneficiaries of this raffle,” said BBCH Philanthropy Manager Kate Richardson. “The money this raises will make a big difference in our ability to bring high-quality care to the children at BBCH.”

You can enter the raffle by visiting

About The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital (BBCH) at Maine Medical Center is committed to enhancing the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research, and education. With more than 100,000 annual patient visits, the hospital offers services in cancer treatment, cardiology, neonatal care, and numerous other pediatric specialties. Maine’s only certified children’s hospital is designed with children in mind with state-of-the-art hospital equipment, specialty programs and spacious play areas. From well-child visits to specialized medical and surgical treatment of complex, life-threatening illnesses and injuries, BBCH offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient, family-centered care from an exceptional team of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. For more information, visit

About Maine Medical Center
Maine Medical Center (MMC), recognized as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report for 2017-2018, is a complete health care resource for the people of Greater Portland and the entire state, as well as northern New England. Incorporated in 1868, MMC is the state’s largest medical center, licensed for 637 beds and employing nearly 8,700 people. MMC's unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including an active educational program and a world-class biomedical research center. As a nonprofit institution, Maine Medical Center provides nearly 23 percent of all the charity care delivered in Maine. MMC is a member of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. For more information, visit

About Gronk Nation Youth Foundation
The Gronkowski family loves to get hyped, lift weights, and play football on Sundays, but they also love to give back to the community. The Gronk Nation Youth Foundation is an organization dedicated to inspiring and supporting our youth to reach their maximum potential by empowering them to be positively involved in sports, community activities, education, and fitness.

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