Travis Kelce Speaks Out Following Kansas City Tragedy

Chiefs' Star Travis Kelce Responds to Community's Heartache.

by Nouman Rasool
Travis Kelce Speaks Out Following Kansas City Tragedy
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Kansas City Chiefs' prominent tight end Travis Kelce in a statement of solidarity put across his thoughts on the horrifying incident at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade. The tragedy, marking a somber note in the city's history, resulted in one fatality and left nearly two dozen injured.

Speaking to the community through a touching message shared in the social media, Travis Kelce, together with his brother Jason Kelce, presented to the public their thoughts in view of the forthcoming episode of their "New Heights" podcast.

"Given the tragedy that has occurred at the Super Bowl parade in Kansas City today, this feels like something that has to be said before our pre-recorded episode goes on the air on Wednesday," Travis said.

Kelces' Compassionate Contribution

Fans of the Kelce brothers reached out to them and urged them to donate to an emergency fund created in the name of helping the victims and their families, first responders, and for violence and mental health services to be rendered.

In a highly applauded show of sympathy, Travis managed to level up to the donation spirit of his girlfriend, popular artist Taylor Swift, who donated $100,000 to victims of the sad event. Even Kelce's Eighty-Seven & Running Foundation got into the picture, with a highlight of $50,000 towards the recovery.

The move itself brings a mission of the foundation in raising underprivileged youth. On the other hand, there was Taylor Swift reaching out to the family of Elizabeth Lopez-Galvan who passed on in the accident. It was only hours after the tragedy when the Kansas City community saw Kelce's involvement in a celebration "scaled down.

He's been criticized for his actions, but Kelce and his brother Jason have also been interviewed in which they expressed deep regret and condolences to the victims and their families, as well as their appreciation to first responders and local law enforcement.

But the Kelce brothers' commitment to really sticking around and helping the community that is affected is more than just lip service. They unveiled plans to be part of the active fundraising and support activities assuring their followers of being abreast with the events they will soon support.

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