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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Krafts to match $100k in donations

By Mike Reiss

Patriots owner Robert Kraft and his family announced tonight that they will match up to $100,000 in donations to assist recovery for victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy.

The New England Patriots and New England Revolution Charitable Foundations are collecting donations online, with funds earmarked to assist with victim recovery. The Kraft family will match the first $100,000 in donations.

“We are grieving for the victims of this senseless act,” 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.”