Tyreek Hill Foundation and Donations – A Look at the Chiefs Speedster’s Philanthropic Work

Published 02/04/2021, 5:32 PM EST

Tyreek Hill arrived in the NFL back in 2016. The pacy wideout was drafted by Andy Reid’s Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth-round (165th overall). There were a lot of external factors that prevented NFL teams from drafting Hill. But coach Reid and the Chiefs took a calculated risk and brought in the promising West Alabama man amidst major backlash from fans and media outlets, alike.

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However, it’s safe to say that his performances in recent years have helped him leave behind his troubled past. The 26-year old wide receiver was pivotal for the Chiefs last season as they ended their 50-year wait for a Super Bowl Trophy. Tyreek ‘Cheetah’ Hill and QB Patrick Mahomes have developed into one of the deadliest attacking duos in the league over the last two years.

But what fans are unaware of is Hill’s penchant for charitable work. Let’s look at some of his philanthropic work since joining the NFL five years ago.

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Tyreek Hill continues to empower the youth across Missouri

Tyreek Hill is known to take it upon himself and move mountains for a noble cause. The former Oklahoma man is started the Tyreek Hill Foundation which aims to empower the youth and disadvantaged for a brighter future. The organization runs several community building campaigns and programs in order to rake in donations on a regular basis.

Back in 2017, Hill helped distribute 185 turkeys and chickens to families during Thanksgiving. He also held a free football camp for 165 youth in his hometown of Pearson in Georgia. Through the Tyreek Hill Foundation Scholarship, 10 winners from the inner city have been rewarded with funds for area-based education since 2018.

“I want to use my platform to help others, make a difference, and see that difference paid forward. When I was a kid, I helped bag groceries at the local store. Now being in the position I am, I’m grateful to stand here, make people smile and lend them a hand,” Hill said via NFLPA’s official website.

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Hill has also been at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19 since March 2020. Other Chiefs’ players who participated in the campaign, include Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Demarcus Robinson, Gehrig Dieter, Tyrann Mathieu, Chris Jones, and Frank Clark.

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We hope to see Tyreek continue on his mission to bring about a change in his community, in Missouri, and back home in Georgia. More power to you, Cheetah!

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Daniel Arambur

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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