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Kraft Family Helps Newtown With $25,000 Donation

Robert Kraft at the Special Olympics in 2006 (Flickr/Special Olympics Massachusetts)

Along with most other NFL teams, the New England Patriots honored the victims of the shooting in Newtown, Conn. that left 20 children dead along with six other adults at the school. The Patriots put decals on their helmets, but Robert Kraft and his family took it to the next level.

It was announced by NFL Network’s Albert Breer, according to, that the Krafts would donate $25,000 to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School. The family owns the Rand-Whitney box company in the community.

Jonathan Kraft, Robert’s son, said to Breer, “To me, the adults who lost their children in this are so important, the future of the school and how it moves forward is important, the town is important. It’s not for us to make the decision on what to do with the money. But we’re gonna help.”

Friday was reportedly the day when the company was set to celebrate the retirement of one of its managers. But once they found out about the shootings, they cancelled any events that day.

The San Francisco 49ers-Pats game included not only the helmet decals, but also a moment of silence and 26 flares set off to honor the families affected by this tragedy.

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