Kraft Family Will Match $100,000 In Donations For Marathon Bombing Victims

BOSTON (CBS) – The Kraft family has announced that they will match up to $100,000 in donations for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Three people were killed and over 170 injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line Monday.

Donations can be made to the New England Patriots and New England Revolution charitable foundations. When donating, note “Boston Marathon” in the field provided. The Kraft family owns the two sports teams.

DONATE: Patriots Foundation | Revolution Foundation

The Krafts will match the first $100,000 in donations.

“We are grieving for the victims of this senseless act,” Robert Kraft said in a statement. “It is not lost on us that this tragedy occurred on Patriots Day, at an event where our own staff and their families were participating, and where thousands of runners were raising money for charities with which we are associated either through our Foundation, our alumni or our friends. Our focus is on helping those in need and beginning the healing process. We hope by matching donations we will encourage more people to give.”

There were 34 members of Patriots Charitable Foundation marathon team running on Monday.

  • Breaking News: Explosion at Boston Marathon Finish Line - Page 12 - SLUniverse Forums

    […] of mine whose cousin lost his leg in an accident, not well compensated by some insurance policies. The Kraft family, owners of the Patriots and Revolution teams, will be matching up to $100,000 in do… Governor Patrick and Tom Menino have set up the One Fund for […]

blog comments powered by Disqus
Taz Show
Download Weather App

Listen Live