Kraft lent the use of his team’s plane to the families of the 17 victims killed in the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month. Students who were injured in the attack were also aboard the plane as it headed toward Saturday’s anti-gun violence event.
Patriots spokesman Stacy James told the Boston Globe that Kraft decided to donated the use of his plane after Arizona representative Gabby Gifford and her husband Scott Kelly reached out to him.
From the Globe:
The plane took off from Fort Lauderdale Thursday, James said, and will bring the students and families back to Florida following the march. He was not aware of any Patriots players on the flight. Kraft was not with them.
“No report other than they took off and everyone was happy,” James said.
A couple of students thanked Kraft for the gesture on social media before boarding “AirKraft”:
— Kali Clougherty #ShineMSD (@kali4change) March 23, 2018
Heading to D.C. & I’m so thankful to be here with so many amazing people. Thank you @Patriots for donating your plane to help us get to D.C.! And always so happy to have @isabelabarry by my side through everything I do✨ pic.twitter.com/o8I7EfzQED
— soy | #shineMSD (@SawyerRayne) March 22, 2018
Well done, New England.
More from Yahoo Sports:
• Golfer calls out airline after finding missing clubs for sale
• Book reveals ugly history between Tiger, Bill Clinton
• Engineering students come to rescue of hurt Purdue star
• Spurs players hold ‘tense’ meeting with Kawhi