Hall of Fame President Attends Ceremony for Robert Kraft

Hall of Fame President Attends Ceremony for Robert Kraft

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Pro Football Hall of Fame President & CEO David Baker and his wife Colleen were on hand yesterday in Jerusalem, Israel as New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft received the prestigious Genesis Prize, known as “Israel’s Nobel.”


The 78-year-old Kraft, during his acceptance speech, announced the establishment of a foundation created to combat anti-Semitism. He funded the Foundation for Social Media Messaging Against Anti-Semitism with a $20 million gift in addition to the $1 million he received as the recipient of the Genesis Prize.

Kraft has been a big supporter of the Hall of Fame and generously led two trips to Israel for Pro Football Hall of Famers in recent years. (Touchdown in Israel II | Touchdown in Israel)

Coverage of Robert Kraft Receiving the Genesis Prize:

Patriots.com: Photos from the ceremony in Jerusalem on Thursday.

Jewish Telegraphic Agency: Robert Kraft announces foundation to combat anti-Semitism at Genesis Prize ceremony.

NBCSports.com: Robert Kraft receives Israel's Genesis Prize, pledges $20 million to fight anti-Semitism.

Associated Press: Patriots Owner Pledges $20 Million To Fight Anti-Semitism.

247sports.com: Robert Kraft awarded the 2019 Genesis Prize.

Boston Globe: Netanyahu awards Patriots owner Kraft with Israel’s Genesis Prize.

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