President Joe Biden welcomed the Kansas City Chiefs to the White House on Monday to celebrate their Super Bowl LVII victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Praising the team for their on and off-field contributions, Biden acknowledged their commitment to community service and charitable organizations, and underscored the importance of unity. He also paid tribute to the late Norma Hunt, who was the only woman to attend every Super Bowl in history. Biden also acknowledged the first lady, Dr. Jill Biden, a Philadelphia sports fan, who was overseas at the time of the ceremony.
The president offered special praise for 2023 Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce, who presented him with a Chiefs jersey. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid called the team’s visit “a great time” and thanked the White House staff for their hospitality. Kelce and Mahomes also spoke to reporters, expressing their appreciation for the president and the opportunity to visit the White House.
The ceremony was a celebration of the Chiefs’ second Super Bowl victory in four years, having won the championship in Super Bowl LIV. It was also an opportunity for the team to reflect on their contributions to the community and their commitment to social justice causes. The event was a reminder that sports can bring people together and create opportunities for positive change.