Ron Gronkowski, the mammoth touchdown scoring Tight End from the New England Patriots, scored a touchdown with the Buffalo community by helping knock out teen drug use.
Gronkowski, his family’s Gronk Nation Youth Foundation and G&G Fitness — owned by father Gordy Gronkowski — have teamed up with the DEA, the New York-New Jersey High Intensity Drug Area program and the Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation to outfit a Buffalo, New York treatment facility with $30,000 in workout equipment.
Gronkwoski grew up in the area, and both he and his family are paying back the community by refurbishing a gym. The goal is to keep kids active and from from drugs.
Gronkowski told NESN about his desire to keep kids active. “When you’re growing up, you need to stay around people who are headed in the right direction and stay away from people who will take you in the wrong direction,” Gronkowski said. “I’m very proud to be involved with [Renaissance Campus], where we can help kids do the right thing by staying away from the wrong things.”
The Teensavers Team applauds the Gronkowski family and all of the groups involved to make this possible. Too many kids turn to drugs when they don’t have a drug-free environment to spend their time.