Travis Kelce to use building to study STEM
Travis Kelce recently signed a four-year, $57 million extension with the Kansas City Chiefs and he’s using his money to create change in the city he plays in. With his newfound money, Kelce purchased a building in Kansas City for inner-city teenagers to study STEM.
When players sign new contracts, they typically buy a car or something flashy. Patrick Mahomes, Kelce’s teammate, bought an ownership stake in the Kansas City Royals after inking his historic extension with the Chiefs.
But for Kelce, he wanted to do something that would aid the youth in their education. The All-Pro tight end released a statement on why he decided to purchase the building for his foundation.
“I am purchasing the building that will be the future home of the ‘Ignition Lab: Powered by 87 & Running’ – a co-working space where these teens will have the support, resources, and opportunity to explore careers in STEM, launch their own entrepreneurial ventures and gain real-world experience,” Kelce wrote on the foundation’s website.
After a quiet rookie season in 2013, Kelce has evolved into one of the best tight ends in the NFL. Altogether, in the past four seasons, he’s averaged 92 receptions, 1,182 yards, and six touchdowns.
Just a season ago, Travis Kelce was crucial in helping the Chiefs secure their first Super Bowl win since 1969. To reward him for his efforts, Kansas City agreed to an extension that keeps him with the franchise through the 2025 season. While Kelce continues to be a prominent member of Kansas City’s offense, he’ll also be a key contributor for teenagers in the local community moving forward.