Pickleball for a Purpose

Team up to raise funds for Gronk Youth Foundation and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund for the chance to play pickleball against Super Bowl champions Rob Gronkowski and Patrick Chung!

$4,680Raised of $100,000

Program Information

Sign up today and ask your friends and family to support your fundraising efforts for Pickleball for a Purpose! If you're the lucky winner, you could be hanging out with Gronk and Patrick Chung at PKL in South Boston on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, from 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. The event will be hosted by former Patriots player Rob Ninkovich and Dan O' Brien owner of Dan O'Brien Auto Group. Proceeds will support Gronk Nation Youth Foundation and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. The event will include food and beverages.

How It Works

It’s simple! Register today, check your email for helpful resources, and start fundraising! Prizes are awarded based on your team's fundraising total raised between February 1, 2024, and April 1, 2024. Sign up to fundraise as a team of two or individually. As you fundraise, your team will earn the opportunity to win different prizes, like playing pickleball with Gronk and Patrick or signed Gronk merchandise.

Ticket Sales: Want to guarantee your spot? Make a gift of $870 today to secure one of the limited 87 Club tickets to the event. Contact JimmyFundEvents@DFCI.harvard.edu or 617-632-3190 with any questions.

Top Fundraising Prizes

Top Fundraising Team:

  • 1 signed football and 1 signed pickleball paddle
  • 10 guaranteed spots to the Pickleball Party. This includes 2 guaranteed spots to play 1 game (~15 minutes) of pickleball with Gronk and Patrick! Food, drinks, and a meet-and-greet with Gronk included

Top 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Fundraising Teams:

  • 4 guaranteed spots to the Pickleball Party. This includes 2 spots to play 1 game of pickleball with Gronk and Patrick! Food and drinks included.

Wild Card (Drawn from all teams who raise $1,000 or more):

  • 4 guaranteed spots to the Pickleball Party. This includes 2 spots to play 1 game of pickleball with Gronk and Patrick! Food and drinks included.

Special Donor Incentive:

  • All donors who make a gift of $25 or more will receive 1 entry for the chance to win a football signed by Gronk (1 winner will be chosen)

Visit our "Full List of Prizes" page to see the other fun prizes you could win!

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