FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 3, 2016
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TRAVIS KELCE LAUNCHES PROMOTION TO SUPPORT SPORTS PROGRAMS FOR KIDS
Catches for Kids Encourages Fans to Donate Based on Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce’s Receptions
Kansas City, Mo – Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl tight end Travis Kelce and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City announce today a new program during the 2016 NFL season for fans to join Kelce in support of the Clubs’ sport programs for kids. Fans can share in Travis Kelce’s success through a unique, performance based campaign called Catches for Kids. Fans pledge any dollar amount for every catch Kelce has during the 2016 NFL season. At the end of each game, pledges turn into donations that directly benefit the nearly 2,000 youth that participate in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City sports programs annually.
Fans who make a pledge of at least $1 per catch or a flat donation of $40 or more, will be entered to win a Travis Kelce autographed helmet. Fans who make a pledge of $5 per catch or more or a flat donation of at least $400, will receive a special invitation for two to Travis’s Champions Reception on Monday, September 19, where guests will meet Kelce and receive a special gift and a photo.
Fans can learn more by visiting https://pledgeit.org/travis-kelce.
“I am very excited to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs to help kids in need in Kansas City,” said Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl tight end Travis Kelce. “The Boys & Girls Clubs is a great organization that truly makes a difference in the lives of young people, and I am honored to support them and the great work they do. This pledge campaign is a great way for fans to join me in this support. Now, for every reception I have, it helps the Chiefs and the kids in our community!”
Travis Kelce has long been dedicated to community service and to making a positive impact on Kansas City area youth. As a sponsor of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City 2015 flag football program, 140 inner city children and youth were able to play organized football and learn the value of teamwork, sportsmanship and other valuable life skills that will carry them far into the future. He has also partnered with JCPenney for two consecutive years on their Giving Tuesday event, taking 50 Boys & Girls Club youth holiday shopping for their families.
Kelce first announced the Catches for Kids promotion in a pre-recorded video aired on July 20 at the Clubs’ second annual SportsFest Luncheon.
Follow Media Captain, Abby Eden of FOX 4 News on social media – Twitter: @AbbyEden, Instagram: TVEden, Facebook: @abbyedenreporter or http://www.facebook.com/abbyedenreporter – all season long for updates on Travis Kelce and the Catches for Kids program.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City
For more than one hundred years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City has provided a fun and safe environment for youth, ages 5-18, to learn, play, meet new friends and grow. From sports, digital arts and media to group activities and tutoring, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City provides top-quality programs to more than 1,000 area youth each day. Whether it is learning how an individual can make a difference in his/her community or learning how to play basketball or swim – the Clubs strive to help youth feel important and put their dreams of a great future within reach. For more information, visit www.helpKCkids.org or facebook.com/helpKCkids
About the Dreambuilders Foundation
The Dreambuilders Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with pro athletes across the country to help financially, physically and mentally-challenged kids receive the items, opportunities and equipment they need to achieve their dreams. Founded by former NFL linebacker Akin Ayodele, Dreambuilders partners with athletes to “captain” one or more of its programs benefiting kids in the athlete’s city of choice. The foundation partners with grassroots children’s charities in each city to give them access to funding and support they would not otherwise receive.