Buc’s Rob Gronkowski replaces Blake High School equipment destroyed in a fire

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ newest star, Rob Gronkowski, made a major announcement Tuesday, making a major impact on the Tampa community.

Gronk, as he’s commonly known, posted Instagram video announcing he’d help Blake High School recover from a May 16 fire.

Rob Gronkowski photo/screenshot Instagram

“Hey everyone. Last week we heard about an unfortunate incident in Tampa where a fire burned down a high school storage shed full of their team’s football equipment. Sadly, they lost it all,” Gronkowski said at the start of the video.

He went on to say that once he heard about the shed fire, he felt he couldn’t stay silent.

“The Gronk Nation Youth Foundation and my new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, are all about helping youth reach their full potential,” he said. “So we’re going to do just that. To the Blake High School Yellowjackets, you’re getting a brand new storage unit and new football equipment to replace everything that was lost.”

“There was a lot of football equipment, soccer equipment, all of the sports teams that utilize the football field a lot of their equipment was in there, soccer nets, blocking dummies, flags, markers,” said principal Jesse Salters, referring to the loss of at least $25,000 worth of sports equipment in a storage shed.

Salters had shared a picture of the rubble and confirmed he received an email from three-time Super Bowl champion and new Tampa Bay Buccaneer tight end.

Gronk ended the video saying he would see the Blake High School football players soon.

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