New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft showed great compassion and generosity when it came to the University of Virginia and its football team.
According to a team spokesperson, Kraft did cover the costs of the Patriots charter plane for the Cavaliers team and staff so they could attend funerals for the three players killed on campus two weeks ago.
The three Cavaliers football players shot to death were junior wide receiver Lavel Davis Jr. of Dorchester, South Carolina; junior catcher Devin Chandler of Huntersville, North Carolina; and Miami defensive end/junior linebacker D’Sean Perry.
Over the weekend, one of the two Patriots team planes was spotted in Virginia and then Florida, where services were performed for Perry.
I just saw the New England plane in CHO. They lent it to the UVa to take players to the three funerals. what a wonderful gesture #GoHoos pic.twitter.com/8FrMh77BS3
—Brandon Lloyd (@blloyd8298) November 25, 2022
The Patriots have a primary and a secondary plane to their colors. The secondary aircraft is available for charter.
hello twitter yes he @patriots They’re playing in Minnesota, does anyone know why their team’s plane is in Sanford, FL? pic.twitter.com/E6t8qsjos7
—Jim Jones @k00laidIT@vmst.io (@k00laidIT) November 25, 2022
In this case, the costs were covered by Kraft in a wonderful gesture.
According to NBCSports.com Boston:
New England team planes have had other uses, too: a Patriots plane flew 76 “healthcare heroes” from New England to this year’s Super Bowl in February, while the “AirKraft” (named for the team owner Robert Kraft and president Jonathan Kraft) shipped 1.2 million N95 masks from China to Massachusetts last spring to support COVID relief efforts.