The City of Brotherly Love was present in more ways than one in Arizona last Sunday.
After both Kelce brothers faced off in Super Bowl LVII, Kansas City gave back following their victory. Chiefs fans raised over $80K for Jason Kelce’s (Be) Philly Foundation — a charity that provides financial support for Philadelphia public school students.
(BE) PHILLY FOUNDATION
Eagles’ center Jason Kelce founded the (Be) Philly Foundation in October 2022. The organization was created to improve academic and economic outcomes of public school students. With an initial goal to raise $100,000, Kelce has succeeded.
The day after the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win, the Chiefs Kingdom Memes Twitter account asked followers to participate in an act of kindness. The account suggested Chiefs fans donate $14.90 — an amount calculated by adding both brother’s jersey numbers together (6.2 and 8.7).
Chiefs fans, let’s celebrate this win and thank our strongest connection to the Eagles via the Kelce bros. Jason launched his charity in Oct. 2022 with a goal of $100,000. Currently, it’s $9,961.20. Let’s do this #ChiefsKingdom
Donate here: https://t.co/7tftToZmwc pic.twitter.com/B3u1e6pyKp
— Chiefs Kingdom Memes – CKM (@ChiefsMMZ) February 14, 2023
Since then, donation totals have accounted for more than $133,000.
This past week, Jason Kelce took to Instagram to thank Chiefs fans. “Although it really sucks that we lost the Super Bowl, it has humbled me greatly to see the support that my foundation, (Be) Philly, has gotten in the last 48 hours. Largely coming from our opponents last Sunday, we have now exceeded our initial online fundraising goal of $100,000.”
During the 2022 season, Jason Kelce also created Underdog Apparel, where 100% of the proceeds also go to (Be) Philly Foundation. The clothing line celebrated the city’s underdog spirit, something all fans pride themselves on.