Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/25/13
Robert Kraft is truly a Patriot and has shown off his patriotic pride in the wake of the Boston Marathon tragedy. Kraft initially donated $100,000 to the One Fund last week, but he pledged even more to the cause on Thursday night. At a pre-draft party for season-ticket holders, Kraft welcomed 25 Boston Police officers to the stage, presenting each of them with a No. 1 Patriots jersey of their own in honor of their amazing work and dedication. In addition, Kraft also announced that he and the Patriots would be pledging $617,000 to the One Fund, choosing the number for Boston’s “617″ area code. “I just felt it was right, that it was karma, to go to 617,” Kraft said. He then added that they may even make that number even bigger in tribute to the local “781″ area code. As for the draft at hand, Kraft was focused on making the right moves to improve the Patriots and seemed confident in Bill Belichick and the staff making those decisions. “I don’t want to win the PR battles today,” Kraft said. “Whatever works to make our team better. We have a plan what to do and whom to pick, and at the same time, we’re prepared.” Check out a photo of Kraft and the Boston Police officers in the photo below. Have a question for Luke Hughes? Send it to him via Twitter at @LukeFHughes or send it here.
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