Rob Gronkowski donates $70,000 to Boston schools for female athletes' sporting equipment

Photo from Rob Gronkowski's Instagram (@gronk)

“Your only limit is you.”

This inspirational quote was spoken by New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski when he donated $70,000 to Boston Public Schools on Wednesday. The donation is to go towards athletic equipment for female athletes in the surrounding Boston area.

Gronk announced the contribution at a Gronk Nation Youth Foundation event, where he offered some motivational thoughts to all those in attendance.

“The Gronk Nation youth program is very supportive of women’s sports programs,” the Pats' tight end said, “And that is why we are here today, so give it up for all the ladies right here. We want to encourage girls to set ambitious goals. Your only limit is you, athletics can offer you so much. You have to clear your mind of all the can’ts, and say you can.”

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang was very appreciative of the gift from Gronk Nation.

“Support for athletics not only helps our students stay physically active and healthy, but it translates into enhanced social-emotional skills that can improve outcomes academically in life,” Chang said, “Our students surely got a surge of encouragement from meeting Gronk today, and we are grateful for the foundation’s gracious donation.”

Check out Gronk’s speech below!

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