$1.025 Million Paid For Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl LI Ring!
The All In Challenge has swept the country during the coronavirus pandemic, as celebrities have offered items or experiences for people to bid on, with all the proceeds being donated toward coronavirus relief. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft took the opportunity to raise money for coronavirus relief, auctioning off one of the most prized possessions in all of sports.
Kraft put his Super Bowl LI ring up for sale, as well as the winner offered a visit with Kraft at his Gillette Stadium office. On Thursday night, bidding closed, with the winning bid at $1.025 million.
There were a total of 35 bids on the 283-karat diamond ring from the Patriots’ fifth Super Bowl win. When asked why he chose that ring up for auction, Kraft said that he wanted to do something special. “I’ve been thinking about it for weeks,” he said. “I finally thought about our experience in Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons. We were down 28-3 [in the third quarter] and had 99.6% [odds] to lose. And we came back, and we won. And I thought about what is going on at this time and wanted to give something of extreme value in support of our health care workers. So I thought it would be good to give this ring, our fifth Super Bowl win, because it showed how we came back.”
The All In Challenge has so far raised over $45 million for coronavirus relief efforts.