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Travis Kelce donates $100K to 2 children injured in Kansas City Super Bowl parade shooting

Travis Kelce just made a very generous donation to two sisters who were injured in the deadly Kansas City Chiefs parade shooting earlier this week, Page Six has exclusively learned.

The tight end, 34, gifted $100,000 on Friday to the Reyes family, as they seek funds for the recovery of their two daughters, who were “celebrating with many members of their family when they were senselessly injured.”

“Travis has a really big soft spot for kids and wanted to make sure their families were taken care of and were supported with whatever they needed,” a source exclusively tells Page Six.

Travis Kelce donated thousands of dollars to two children injured in the fatal Kansas City Chiefs shooting. AFP via Getty Images
The Reyes family received Kelce’s generous donation, Page Six exclusively learned. GoFundMe

The NFL superstar’s own charity, 87 and Running, has an initiative called Operation Breakthrough that works with children, and Kelce made the donation via his organization.

The Reyes family notes in their GoFundMe that the two girls, whose names have not been disclosed due to patient confidentiality reasons, are still in recovery after they were both shot in their legs. They are 8 and 10 years old.

“This fund will help provide vital financial support for their physical and mental recovery, any leftover funds will be saved for their college funds,” the webpage also states.

“All fund[s] are being deposited into a bank account established just for the girls. Any amount is appreciated.”

Kelce “wanted to make sure their families were taken care of,” a source says. Facebook / Erika Reyes
Kelce is making sure the Reyes family is “supported with whatever they needed,” a source says. Facebook / Erika Reyes

The Reyes family set a goal of $100,000, meaning that with Kelce’s financial aid, they have already met the amount requested and are set to surpass it.

The little girls also received a special treat when Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his wife, Brittany Mahomes, visited them at Children’s Mercy hospital in Missouri on Thursday.

One of the young victims was seen in the photo with the pro athlete, 28, beaming with a big smile on her face, as she laid in a hospital bed with a pink cast over her injured leg. Her sister appeared equally as thrilled to meet the Mahomes couple.

Patrick and Brittany Mahomes visited the Reyes girls at the hospital earlier this week. Reyes family
The two little girls, who are 8 and 10 years old, were shot in their legs. Reyes family

Patrick then announced via X Friday that the Chiefs launched the emergency response fund #KCStrong this week to support “victims and their families, violence prevention and mental health services, and first responders.”

Kelce’s girlfriend, pop superstar Taylor Swift, also got involved in the philanthropic efforts by donating $100,000 to the family of the woman who was killed in the parade shooting.

“Sending my deepest sympathies and condolences in the wake of your devastating loss. With love, Taylor Swift,” the Grammy winner, also 34, wrote to Lisa Lopez-Galvan’s relatives.

One woman was killed and at least 22 others were injured in the parade shooting. AP

The shooting took place on Wednesday just moments after Kelce, Patrick and the rest of the Chiefs took the stage to celebrate their Super Bowl 2024 win against the San Francisco 49ers earlier in the week.

Gunfire broke out at Union Station in Kansas City, Mo., claiming the life of Lopez-Galvan and leaving 22 others, including the Reyes girls, severely injured and needing urgent medical attention.

Police and a spokesperson for the Chiefs let the public know shortly after that all of the NFL stars and their family members were safe.

Kelce and his teammates were not harmed in the shooting. AFP via Getty Images

A rep for Chiefs also said at the time, “We are truly saddened by the senseless act of violence that occurred outside of Union Station at the conclusion of today’s parade and rally.”

Kelce issued his own statement Wednesday evening, saying via X, “I am heartbroken over the tragedy that took place today.

“My heart is with all who came out to celebrate with us and have been affected. KC, you mean the world to me.”

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