Rob Gronkowski and USAA give two cars away to military families in need

Tessa Robinson
Dec 8, 2023 1:58 PM PST
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Gronk poses with Navy Petty Officer Kyle Kohlgraf and family, alongside USAA's Wayne Peacock and Bill White

Gronk poses with Navy Petty Officer Kyle Kohlgraf and family, alongside USAA’s Wayne Peacock and Bill White

SUMMARY

Rob Gronkowski loves giving back to the military. Today, he got to do so in the way of two cars for deserving military families.

There's nothing better than Army-Navy football, presented by USAA. Except maybe for one Army family and one Navy family, both of whom received donated cars given away by Rob Gronkowski this morning at the USAA Army-Navy pep rally, through the Recycled Rides program.

Gronk, the Army and Navy mascots, with USAA CEO Wayne Peacock. Photo courtesy of USAA

Army veteran Robert Trevino and Navy Petty Officer Kyle Kohlgraf and his family were the much-deserving recipients of the vehicles. Recycled Ride® is a program through the National Auto Body Council which repairs and donates reliable transportation to those and need. An SUV was presented to the Kohlgrafs and a pickup truck was given to the Trevinos. This year's recipients were nominated by nonprofit organizations and could not have been more thrilled to receive the vehicles. The excitement was amplified by the Navy and Army marching bands, mascots, dance and cheer squads, and hundreds of fans who turned out to Faneuil Hall in Boston to watch it all happen. "It was super cool to be able to give two vehicles to two well-deserving veterans in our community, all through USAA," Gronk told We Are The Mighty.

Gronk celebrates with the Army cheerleaders after giving away two vehicles through the Recycled Rides program, in partnership with USAA.

Gronk is a huge supporter of the military and certainly a well-known spokesperson for USAA. He recently jumped out of "a perfectly good airplane," landing at the U.S. Air Force Academy. "I still haven't gotten my USAA membership though," Gronk lamented. "I'm singing the National Anthem in a couple weeks with the national choir which is made up of military men and women... maybe if I hit all the notes I'll finally get my membership," he joked.

"But seriously," Gronk said, "it's an honor to be able to give back to the men and women who do so much for all of us, who let me play football on Sundays. I hope we have a great game tomorrow and I'm really grateful to USAA to be part of it all.

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