The entire nation struggles with the coronavirus pandemic. States struggle to put the virus under control, and every help is more than welcome. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft decided to support the efforts through an auction. He has put his 283-diamond, Super Bowl LI championship ring up for an auction. The Patriots owner is trying to raise money for COVID-19 relief, and he is using one of his best possessions. Would you get Kraft’s ring for a million?
Kraft made the announcement Sunday. The Patriots owner accepted Michael Rubin’s All In Challenge with one the boldest moves you’ve seen so far.
If by any chance you haven’t noticed, this is one of the biggest championship rings someone has ever made. It weighs 5.1 carats and has a 10-karat white gold and about 300 diamonds. Not bad, huh?
Kraft’s ring is valuable
This jewelry has a sentimental value, too. The organization earned it with a lot of effort. Former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the rest of the players worked really hard to make the best Super Bowl comeback ever. They defeated the Atlanta Falcons in 2017 and overcame a 28-3 deficit.
“We were down 28-3 and had a .04 chance of winning, 99.6 percent chance to lose,” the Patriots owner said. “And we came back, and we won. And I thought about what’s 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.”
Kraft promised to hand-deliver the gorgeous ring to the highest bidder in his trophy room. If that person lives out of the state, the Patriots owner will send his plane to pick them up. Amazing, right?
It goes even further. Kraft said he will also include a personal tour of the Patriots facilities. Grab a fancy meal with the Patriots owner? Why not?
The bid started at $75,000, and it has already reached $1 million. Oh, yes, this ring will definitely go even higher. There are eight days left and 35 bids on the table.