Chiefs create trust fund for Belcher’s daughter

Published On December 7, 2012 | By Meredith Perri

Almost a week after the tragedy that occurred in Kansas City, the Chiefs have established a trust fund for the three-month-old daughter of Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins, Zoey Michelle Belcher.

“Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families and everyone affected by the heartbreaking events of last Saturday,” Cheifs 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 challenege 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 resoucres necsesary as she grows up.”

The Hunt family, as well as Chiefs players, coaches and staff, contributed to the trust. The statement from the Chiefs also explained how members of the public could contribute as well.

“This is something you can do,” linebacker Derrick Johnson said, according to USA Today. “Whenever you can make a difference for a special girl like Zoey, you’ve got to get on board. I’ll be the first one.”

Zoey, who is also eligible for the NFL’s surviving child benefit, is in the care of Belcher’s mother.

To find out how you can contribute to the Zoey Belcher Trust, click here.

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Meredith is a junior journalism student at Boston University. She has covered nearly every sport for The Daily Free Press, BU’s independent student newspaper, but mainly writes about women’s hockey. Meredith has also covered Major League Baseball as an intern with SNY and Follow her on Twitter at @mere579.