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Wellesley families eat with Gronk after donating funds for disadvantaged youth

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  August 8, 2013 02:15 PM

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Wellesley residents enjoy a dinner with Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. From left to right: Anne Marvan, Lyndsay Charron, Jonnie Marvan, Robbie Cozean, Rob Gronkowski, and Cameron Charron.

The Marvan and Charron families of Wellesley joined Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski for dinner this week after they won the experience at a local auction benefiting disadvantaged youth.

The April auction, hosted by Quincy-based sporting supplier and nonprofit Good Sports, raised $210,000 to provide athletic equipment, footwear and uniforms to disadvantaged youth across the country.

Other items up for bid included playing backyard Wiffle Ball with Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, which sold for $5,600; watching a 2013 Red Sox game in the same luxury box as General Manager Ben Cherington, which won with a $3,000 bid; a 10-person private dinner at Stephanie’s on Newbury or Stephi’s on Tremont with celebrity chef Corey Comeau, which went for $4,250; and an opportunity to help keep score behind Fenway Park’s iconic Green Monster, which sold at $3,000.

The Mavan and Charron families joined Gronk at Davio’s at Patriot Place on Tuesday, August 6. The boys of the group – Cameron, 10, Jonnie, 9, and 11-year-old Robbie - a friend of the families – came straight from football practice, sporting their Gronk jerseys.

During the meal, the group talked football and what positions the boys play.

The nonprofit's representatives declined to say how much the dinner cost at the auction.

For more information on Good Sports, visit their website.

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