“Walk the Walk” -87 and Running Fashion Show

 
Travis Kelce started Eighty-Seven & Running because of what he saw during his childhood. Growing up in the diverse suburb of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, his community transcended normal economic and cultural boundaries; merging rich and poor, black and white, and different religious affiliations into one big melting pot. Because of this he noticed some of his closest friends didn’t have the same family structure he was blessed with, and weren’t able to enjoy the same experiences.  While he was supported by “the village” of family and individuals in the community, Kelce struggled in school and at times lacked the motivation to keep going. Many of the people he considered role models in the community never came back to support their hometown once they reached success. Because of these experiences, Kelce felt obligated to provide opportunities to disadvantaged youth and to help them aspire beyond their current situations. Now as tight end #87 for the Kansas City Chiefs, Kelce’s passion for changing the plight of youth experiencing adversity is the inspiration behind Eighty-Seven & Running.  Eighty-Seven & Running helps underserved youth strive to become productive citizens by mentoring and motivating them to explore and develop their abilities while learning critical life skills. Founded in 2015, we have remained dedicated to providing resources and enrichment opportunities for youth and their communities through fundraising, athletic programs, mentoring, and outreach initiatives.

Travis Kelce started Eighty-Seven & Running because of what he saw during his childhood. Growing up in the diverse suburb of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, his community transcended normal economic and cultural boundaries; merging rich and poor, black and white, and different religious affiliations into one big melting pot. Because of this he noticed some of his closest friends didn’t have the same family structure he was blessed with, and weren’t able to enjoy the same experiences.

While he was supported by “the village” of family and individuals in the community, Kelce struggled in school and at times lacked the motivation to keep going. Many of the people he considered role models in the community never came back to support their hometown once they reached success. Because of these experiences, Kelce felt obligated to provide opportunities to disadvantaged youth and to help them aspire beyond their current situations. Now as tight end #87 for the Kansas City Chiefs, Kelce’s passion for changing the plight of youth experiencing adversity is the inspiration behind Eighty-Seven & Running.

Eighty-Seven & Running helps underserved youth strive to become productive citizens by mentoring and motivating them to explore and develop their abilities while learning critical life skills. Founded in 2015, we have remained dedicated to providing resources and enrichment opportunities for youth and their communities through fundraising, athletic programs, mentoring, and outreach initiatives.

Walk the Walk Fashion Show

Operation Breakthrough provides a safe, loving and educational environment for children in poverty and empowers their families through advocacy, emergency aid and education.

Live Mural in progress at this fashionable charity Event. Kyle said “ Travis talks with this kids like an older cousin or something, the entire 87 and Running team are genuine good people, its really great how they involve several players with the community.”

Live Mural in progress at this fashionable charity Event. Kyle said “ Travis talks with this kids like an older cousin or something, the entire 87 and Running team are genuine good people, its really great how they involve several players with the community.”

Kyle Holbrook’s mural design for Travis Kelce’s 87 and Running Foundation at “Walk the Walk” Fashion show 9/12/19. Several Chief players: Mahomes, Watkins and others were in attendance to raise funds for Operation Breakthrough a Kansas City non-profit.

Kyle Holbrook’s mural design for Travis Kelce’s 87 and Running Foundation at “Walk the Walk” Fashion show 9/12/19. Several Chief players: Mahomes, Watkins and others were in attendance to raise funds for Operation Breakthrough a Kansas City non-profit.

Travis Kelce and Kyle Holbrook in front of the live mural keystone auction item at “Walk the Walk Fashion Show”

Travis Kelce and Kyle Holbrook in front of the live mural keystone auction item at “Walk the Walk Fashion Show”

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