Travis Kelce donates $100,000 to injured victims of Super Bowl parade

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Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce has donated $100,000 (£79,000) to two surviving victims of a fatal mass shooting during his team’s Super Bowl victory parade.

Representatives for the NFL star confirmed to Today on NBC – the US partner of Sky News – that his Eighty-Seven and Running foundation made two $50,000 (£40,000) donations to a GoFundMe raising money to provide financial support to two sisters injured during the shooting.

The shooting, on 14 February, left one woman dead and 22 injured. Two juveniles have been charged in connection with the shooting.

As well as Kelce’s donation, the sisters, aged 8 and 10, also received a visit from the team’s star quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, and his wife, Brittany.

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Kelce’s girlfriend, the pop superstar Taylor Swift, who was at the Super Bowl but did not attend the victory parade, also donated $100,000 (£79,000) to the family of the woman killed in the shooting.

Taylor Swift is expected to attend the Super Bowl to watch her boyfriend Travis Kelce play, both pictured. Pic: AP
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Travis Kelce with his girlfriend Taylor Swift. Pic: AP

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes walks off the field with his wife Brittany Mahomes after the NFL Super Bowl 58 football game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas. The Chiefs won 25-22 against the 49ers. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes with his wife Brittany Mahomes after his team’s Super Bowl win. Pic: AP

Following the parade shooting, Kelce wrote that he was “heartbroken” over the tragic event that occurred following the team’s Super Bowl parade.

“My heart is with all who came out to celebrate with us and have been affected. KC, you mean the world to me,” he said on X.

Kelce founded Eighty-Seven & Running – named so because his shirt number is 87 – nearly a decade ago to help “underserved youth strive to become productive citizens by mentoring and motivating them to explore and develop their abilities while learning critical life skills”.

It comes as the Reyes family shared an update on their daughters.

The family said that the two girls sustained leg injuries and will be in casts for several months after undergoing surgery to treat their gunshot wounds.

Feb 14, 2024; Kansas City, MO, USA; Police clear the area after shots were fired after the celebration of the Kansas City Chiefs winning Super Bowl LVIII. Mandatory Credit: David Rainey-USA TODAY Sports
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One woman was killed and 22 people were injured during the shooting. Pictured: Police at the scene. Pic: AP

Feb 14, 2024; Kansas City, MO, USA; Fans leave the area after shots were fired after the celebration of the Kansas City Chiefs winning Super Bowl LVIII. Mandatory Credit: David Rainey-USA TODAY Sports
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Fans leave the area after shots were fired during the Super Bowl parade. Pic: AP

“On behalf of the Reyes Family, we are incredibly grateful for the love, support, and prayers during this difficult time,” they said in a statement.

“Our family, along with the other families impacted by this senseless act, are still healing physically and emotionally.”

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The shooting took place as people gathered in Kansas City to celebrate their team’s Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers – their third Super Bowl win in five years.

Among the 22 people who were injured, at least half were under the age of 16. Officials said the youngest victim was eight.

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