Patriots owner Robert Kraft put his Super Bowl ring up for sale and the proceeds will go to the All In Challenge. The ring was sold for $1.025 million. This makes the ring one of the most expensive items every sold in All in Challenge history.
We don’t have any information about the winner of the auction as the name is kept in mystery. This person will have the ring and many other things. They will enjoy a personal visit with the Patriots owner at the Gillette Stadium office in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The winner will also ride the team’s private plane to the facility.
The bidding for Kraft’s ring started at $75,000. In two weeks, 35 potential winners made 35 bids and the auction is now officially over.
“What could I do that would be special?” Kraft said of the big cause. “I’ve been thinking about it for weeks. I finally thought about our experience in Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons. We were down 28-3 and had 99.6% odds to lose. And we came back, and we won. And I thought about what is going on at this time and wanted to give something of extreme value in support of our health care workers. So I thought it would be good to give this ring, our fifth Super Bowl win because it showed how we came back.”
Patriots use the Super Bowl ring to take part in the challenge
The All-In Challenge has collected more than $45 million for the worthy cause. Kraft and the winner of the auction have had their contribution to the cause, and the money will be of great help for affected areas.
Kraft won’t stop here. The Patriots owner has already used the Patriots’ 767 plane to transport 1 million N95 protective face masks for healthcare workers in Massachusetts. He also bought 300,000 masks for New York.
The Patriots organization went through several major scandals in the past, and we really hope that people won’t forget the great deals they have made. Kraft is helping the nation in these tough times. Millions of people are affected by the virus, and hundreds of thousands have died.