Patriots’ Robert Kraft Matches $30K Grant Given To Dorchester School

BOSTON (CBS) — The Russell Elementary School in Dorchester already won a national competition for bringing health education to life with its students but that award got even sweeter on Monday.

The $30,000 grant was awarded by the Find Your Balance Challenge through the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and Discovery Education.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft helped the Russell School celebrate Monday with a special announcement of his own.

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Robert Kraft with students at the Russell Elementary School. (Credit: WBZ’s Kim Tunnicliffe)

Kraft told students he would be doubling the $30,000 grant.

“We like to try to compete for championships every year and win a Super Bowl,” Kraft said. “You won an award that everyone competed for around the country and you’re number one, that’s what the Patriots are going to try to do this year.”

Students were awarded the grant after they created a community garden.

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