Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce donates $100,000 to injured victims of Super Bowl victory parade

Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce has donated $100,000 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 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.

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 to the family of the woman killed in the shooting.

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.

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