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Cleveland Heights lights up red to support native Travis Kelce in Super Bowl LIV

Cleveland Heights High School red clock tower
Posted at 11:27 AM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 11:27:06-05

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Cleveland Heights native Travis Kelce is Super Bowl-bound and to show support for the Kansas City Chiefs tight end, the city is lighting up with his team’s colors.

“Light Up the Heights” is making sure businesses, city properties, interested residents and even the high school have red lights to support Kelce at Super Bowl LIV.

Kelce, who was born in Westlake, was a three-sport athlete at Cleveland Heights High School, playing football, basketball and baseball. He played at quarterback throughout high school, switching to tight end in college with the Cincinnati Bearcats.

The 30-year-old was drafted by the Chiefs in 2013. In his seven seasons in the league, Kelce has made five postseason appearances and is a five Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro.

Travis Kelce
Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

"The City of Cleveland Heights is so pleased to be able to cheer on our very own Travis Kelce, No. 87 of the Kansas City Chiefs. He is a great ambassador for our City and for our outstanding school system," Cleveland Heights Mayor Jason Stein said in a press release. "We are excited and wanted to do something special to show our support to Travis. When the idea was floated to 'Light Up The Heights', the city jumped all over it.".

Several locations have already it up in red lights in support of Kelce, including the Cleveland Heights High School clock tower and Cleveland Heights City Hall.

Cleveland Heights City Hall red lights

Any Cleveland Heights resident or business interested in “Lighting Up The Heights” and showing their support can pick up a red light bulb at Quintana's Barber & Dream Spa on Thursday or Friday at 2200 S Taylor Rd, while supplies last.

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