Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowler Travis Kelce has quickly become one of the NFL’s biggest offensive weapons. Likewise, he has also become one of Kansas City’s biggest advocates for children.

In 2015, Kelce’s Dreambuilders program provided more than $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City’s sports programs, giving thousands of low-income children in the area the chance to play in youth sports.

In December, he also partnered with JCPenney for the second straight year on their Giving Tuesday event, taking 50 children from a local club Holiday shopping for their families. In return, JCPenney joined Travis in helping to fund the Blessings in a Backpack program for 100 children at the clubs. That program provides bags full of healthy foods for children to take home each weekend, when they do not have access to nutritious meals at school or the clubs.

This #GivingTuesday, JCPenney spreads holiday spirit through a special holiday shopping spree for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City hosted by Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, in Independence, Mo. (Colin E. Braley/AP Images for JCPenney)

This #GivingTuesday, JCPenney spreads holiday spirit through a special holiday shopping spree for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City hosted by Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, in Independence, Mo. (Colin E. Braley/AP Images for JCPenney)

Kelce was honored in January for serving as a positive youth role model by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City at its Annual Meeting. This award is presented annually to an individual who maintains a high profile in the community and serves as a positive example for youth through his or her responsible actions. Kelce was selected for the Role Model of the Year award by Boys & Girls Clubs members.

“Our Role Model of the Year award recognizes individuals who carry out their high profile position in a positive manner,” said David A. Smith, President and Club Alumnus, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City. “As a sponsor of the Clubs’ 2015 flag football program, 140 inner city children and youth were able to play organized football and learn the value of teamwork, sportsmanship and other valuable life skills that will carry them far into the future.”

“We are proud to honor Travis Kelce for his dedication to community service and to making a positive impact on Kansas City area youth.”

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Travis Kelce is preparing for his fourth season with the Kansas City Chiefs and is quickly becoming one of the best tight ends in the league. Kelce was drafted in 2013 out of Cincinnati and last season had a career high of 875 yards receiving on 72 receptions, earning a trip to his first Pro Bowl. Kelce has a career total of 1,737 yards on 139 catches and 10 touchdowns.

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