Patriots Owner Welcomes ‘Girlfriend’ [VIDEO]
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has a reputation for being a business visionary, the ultimate Patriots fan and the man who transformed what was once a less than stellar football team into three-time Super Bowl champions.
But Kraft also has a big heart that is full of compassion for the most vulnerable members of his community. On Tuesday, Kraft greeted dozens of fans who were sitting near the end zone of the two practice fields at Gillette Stadium during Patriots training camp when a familiar face caught his eye.
Christina DiTullio, 24, of Hanover, Mass., was sitting with her mother, Susan, and her grandfather. Susan DiTullio said Kraft has visited with Christina every year during training camp and affectionately calls her his "girlfriend."
On Tuesday, Kraft autographed a photo that Christina had of her with Kraft. Susan DiTullio said her daughter looks forward to seeing Kraft every year. She also said she thinks "it's awesome" that Kraft remembers Christina and her family amid all of the sights and sounds that accompany a typical day at Patriots training camp.
According to Christina's Facebook page, she recently studied psychology at Bridgewater State University. She also has several photos that were taken with present and past Patriots players, including former Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow in 2013.