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Rob Gronkowski Makes Surprise Visit To Hopkins High School

Originally published on May 9

HOPKINS, Minn. (WCCO) -- It's not often a Super Bowl champion stops by your school to shoot some hoops, but Rob Gronkowski did just that Monday.

He completely surprised the Hopkins High School student body, and delivered a check for $15,000 from his foundation.

Ron Gronkowski Visits Hopkins High School
Ron Gronkowski (credit: CBS)

He and his brother then engaged members of the state championship girls basketball team in a three-point shooting contest. Gronk made a mid-court shot, which was then matched by the Royals' Kelly Boyle.

It ended with Gronk in the end zone, and he caught a pass that led to a "Gronk spike," causing the stands to erupt, and students flooding the floor.

Gronkowski Visit

The Gronkowski Brothers touched down at Hopkins High School today! Gordie, Chris, and Rob Gronkowski stopped by on behalf of the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation, which supports health, education, and fitness in kids. The brothers challenged the Hopkins High School girls basketball team to a three-point shoot off. The Gronkowskis played valiantly, but in the end they were no match for our Hopkins Royals. After the game, the brothers donated $15,000 to support girl's athletics programs at Hopkins Public Schools. Go Royals!

Posted by Hopkins Public Schools on Monday, May 9, 2022


"They bring a lot of energy, high school kids, they're always on top of their game," Gronkowski said. "I remember when we were in high school, it's non-stop, 24-7. It's like you don't sleep when you're in high school. But it's just great to come here, Hopkins High School, the energy was great."

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