The Kansas City Chiefs announced that they have established a trust fund for Zoey Belcher, the three-month-old daughter of linebacker Jovan Belcher.
Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, who was Zoey's mother, last Saturday and then drove to the Chiefs complex where he turned the gun on himself.
Chiefs owner Clark Hunt and many Chiefs players are contributing to the trust fund for the three-month-old who was orphaned in the tragedy.
“Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families and everyone affected by the heartbreaking events of last Saturday,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. ”As we continue to struggle with the emotional pain from the tragedy, the Chiefs family is focused on helping 3-month-old Zoey Michelle Belcher as she faces the challenge of growing up without the support of her parents. Zoey will always be a part of the Chiefs family, and we hope that this trust will help to ensure she has the resources necessary as she grows up.”
Those wishing to contribute to the Zoey Michelle Belcher Irrevocable Trust may do so, but should consult a tax adviser, as donations to the trust might not be tax deductible.
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