Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce helped to donate $20,000 to Oak Grove School District along with United Healthcare.
Several members of the Kansas City Chiefs are busy in the greater metro area or their own hometowns working to better the communities around them. The team has a strong give-back ethos, and already this offseason we’ve seen Derrick Johnson, Jaye Howard, Alex Smith, Dontari Poe and numerous others take part in charitable works, hospital visits, fundraisers, youth camps and so much more. Travis Kelce is also doing his part by helping partner with United Healthcare to donate $20,000 to Oak Grove School District in Oak Grove, Missouri.
Per a press release, the donation will help provide a refinished gymnasium floor for students at Oak Grove Elementary School, the sort of large-scale building program and need that’s often hard to provide.
"“I am very proud that through the work I do with my foundation, Eighty-Seven & Running, I was able to partner with UnitedHealthcare in making sure this important repair was possible,” said Kelce. “Together, we are doing some really important work in the Kansas City area. A safe, new floor was really important to Maple Elementary, and I’m thrilled that the students can stay active and have fun playing together as a team.”"
Last offseason, Kelce earned a healthy extension from the Chiefs to the tune of $46.8 million over five years. He rewarded the team with an All-Pro season with 85 catches for 1,127 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns. Now he’s also rewarding those around him by giving back to the local community. Hats off to the Chiefs for their ongoing commitment to support so many endeavors and creating a culture where such efforts are regular occurrences.