Be Philly Foundation gifted over $100K from Chiefs fans

Posted on February 19, 2023

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.


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).

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.

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Alicia was born and raised in Philadelphia, becoming an avid Eagles fan as a child. She graduated from Penn State University and now works in the medical field. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and baking.

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