Win your way to the Big Game and raise money for The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital

January 23, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Caroline Cornish
207-662-5146 / ccornish@mmc.org

PORTLAND, Maine – New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and Patriots hall of famer Matt Light have announced that The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center (BBCH) is one of four beneficiaries of a raffle for tickets to next week’s Super Bowl between the Pats and Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta.

The raffle is hosted by the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation, The Light Foundation and the Davio’s Restaurant group and also benefits Boston Children’s Hospital, The Greater Boston Food Bank and The Light Foundation.

The grand prize winner will be chosen in the drawing, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. Each winner will get two tickets to the game, round-trip flights from Boston to Atlanta (or a $1500 stipend for a winner outside New England), a two-night hotel stay at Hotel Indigo for Saturday and Sunday Nights, taste of NFL party tickets, NFL pregame party tickets and dinner at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse. 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 $125 will also receive an autographed photo by Gronkowski. A $300 purchase gets a Rob Gronkowski autographed football, and those who give a $1,500 donation receive a Rob Gronkowski autographed jersey.

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 Light Foundation has joined the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation in once again choosing BBCH as one of the beneficiaries of this raffle,” said Maine Medical Center Vice President for Philanthropy, Susan Doliner. “Donations like these help us continue to bring high-quality care to the children at BBCH.”

You can enter the raffle by visiting https://lighthouseraffle.org/raffle/the-big-game-2019/

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 www.bbch.org.

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 www.mmc.org.

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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