KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Winning a Super Bowl wasn’t enough for the Kansas City Chiefs, who are now duking it out on Twitter to see who can do the most for the community amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.
One day after Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill announced a donation to Harvester’s to help feed those in need and within hours of tight end Travis Kelce upping the ante, Super Bowl LIV MVP Patrick Mahomes announced a $100,000 donation.
“To help ease the anxiety and tension during these uncertain times, the 15 and the Mahomes Foundation is committing $100,000 to Kansas City Public School Lunch Programs and local organizations that provide meals and household goods to families in need,” a tweet from Mahomes’ Foundation read. “15 and the Mahomies sends its prayers to all impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and looks forward to brighter days, as this too shall pass.”
We’re with you KC! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/gFVOmnDEHn— 15 and the Mahomies (@15andMahomies) March 17, 2020
From his personal account, Mahomes also pledged 15,000 meals for Havester’s Community Food Network.
Yessir! You can count me in for 15,000 meals for @HarvestersORG.— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) March 17, 2020
Let’s keep the support going. @15andMahomies and I are committing $100,000 to organizations in KC affected by this crisis. More info on @15andMahomies. https://t.co/UKEhc38oA5
Hill started the challenge Monday by pledging 6,000 meals “as the world endures a difficult time due to COVID-19.”
As the world endures a difficult time due to COVID-19, I am happy to partner with @harvesters to donate 6,000 meals to families. I’m challenging @patrickmahomes @killatrav @demarcusrobinson @gehrigdieter @mathieu_era @stonecoldjones95 @TheRealFrankC_ pic.twitter.com/wCGDQXPJOO— Ty Hill (@cheetah) March 16, 2020
Kelce responded Tuesday morning with his own pledge. He also said "we’re going to donate all the food & supplies for the next 15 weeks" to ensure Operation Breakthrough won't experience any service disruption.
Operation Breakthrough is a nonprofit that helps children in poverty.
Let’s go @cheetah!! I got your 6k and will raise you another 6k meals thru @harvestersorg! But we can’t leave our friends @OB_Inc_KC hanging, so we’re going to donate all the food & supplies for the next 15 weeks to keep it business as usual for the kids!! Much love KC! ❤️💛— Travis Kelce (@tkelce) March 17, 2020