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Travis Kelce, Chiefs Tight Ends Surprise Fifth-Graders At Arrowhead Stadium

Posted May 12, 2017

Kelce was very active in the KC community this week

It was a busy week for Travis Kelce.

The Chiefs’ fifth-year tight end began his week in Oak Grove, Missouri, at Maple Elementary School, where he helped dedicate a brand new basketball gym.

The students in attendance gave Kelce quite a welcome when he arrived at the gym.

"It was crazy,” Kelce said. “It's all surreal to me. I feel like I'm still a little kid at heart and enjoying every single moment that I have in the NFL and seeing them and recognizing who I am and cheering for me like that, heck, I was down the hall, and I heard them chanting my name.

“I couldn't do anything except run in here. I didn't even have a chance to throw this jersey on before I just ran in here and gave everybody high-fives.”

United Healthcare presented Kelce with a $20,000 check to the Oak Grove School District. The money, through Kelce’s Dreambuilders program, will help fund the “snack packs” program.

Kelce finished his visit to Maple Elementary by conducting a Play 60 relay race, taking pictures and signing autographs.

The fun continued for Kelce Thursday at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Chiefs invited 30 fifth-graders from Immanuel Lutheran School to tour the stadium, but before the tour began, Kelce, joined by Gavin Escobar, Demetrius Harris and Ross Travis surprised the students.

"It's still a surreal feeling when I get to be around the young ones,” Kelce said. “I know I was that kid at one point in my life, and to be honest, I still live in that moment when I get to meet the greats that I looked up to when I was playing.”

The tight ends brought the students to the Arrowhead Stadium field, where they held a Play 60 clinic.

“The play 60 is awesome because you get to not only enjoy the time with the kids, but you get to teach them about being active and letting them know it's fun to be active,” Kelce added.

 

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