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travis kels Giving back to the people of Kansas City.
The 34-year-old NFL tight end teamed up with Operation Breakthrough and the Kodiak Breakfast brand to donate 25,000 meals to youth in his community.
“It is an absolute privilege to join with our friends at Kodiak to promote Operation Breakthrough Families,” Kelce said in a press release Thursday, Jan. 25. The daily lives of hundreds of kids in Kansas City, and I couldn’t be more excited to do this.”
Operation Breakthrough is a non-profit organization founded in 1971 as an after-school program for under-resourced youth in Kansas City.
Meanwhile, Kodiak sells high-protein and whole-grain breakfast products. Kelsey became an investor in the brand in 2022.
“We are thrilled to work with Travis and an organization that is near and dear to his heart,” said Kodiak CEO. val oswalt, shared in a separate statement. “By providing a nutritious breakfast we are giving kids what they need to set them up for success, and ultimately pave the way for a healthy future.”
Through the combined efforts of Kelsey and Kodiak, families in Kansas City will be able to get a hot breakfast.
This is hardly the first example of Kelce giving back. According to its website, the Chiefs player founded the Eighty-Seven and Running Foundation in 2015 to “be productive citizens by mentoring and inspiring underprivileged youth to explore and develop their abilities while learning important life skills.” Can be attempted.” Resources are provided through fundraising efforts, athletic programs, mentoring, and outreach initiatives.
While Eighty-Seven and Running focuses on initiatives for young people, Kelce also uses her foundation to help a longtime Kansas City resident gloria white The house where she lived for 56 years was in need of major repairs.
Kelce teamed up with Rebuilding Together Kansas City earlier this month and donated enough money to repair his home. White is a longtime fan of Kelce’s NFL team as one of his relatives was married to the former Chiefs player otis taylor,
Executive Director of Rebuild Kansas City Scott Hickox On January 12, Kansas City’s KSHB 41 reported that White’s home needed “a new roof” along with gutters and “work in the bathrooms and kitchen.”
“For Travis to care enough and for his foundation to care enough about what’s happening in his community and in Kansas City, it meant the world. [that] They can partner with us,” he said.