Jan. 29, 2020 -- To celebrate Heights grad Travis Kelce's first Super Bowl this Sunday, various spots around town - including the Heights High clock tower - are lighting up red.
Kelce, who graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 2008, is a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs. His brother Jason, center for the Philadelphia Eagles, helped his team win Super Bowl LII in 2018
along with fellow Heights alum Shelton Gibson.
Partnering with Alex and Dawn Quintana, longtime friends of the Kelce family and owners of Quintana’s Barber, Dream Spa, and Speakeasy, the City will distribute red lights to interested residents and businesses for free. Pick up a red bulb at Quintana’s on Thursday or Friday at 2200 South Taylor Road. Supply is limited. Recipients are encouraged to post pictures of their lights on social media with the hashtag #lightuptheheights.
“The City of Cleveland Heights is so pleased to be able to cheer on our very own Travis Kelce - #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs. He is a great ambassador for our City and for our outstanding school system,” said Cleveland Heights Mayor Jason Stein.
The clock tower light-up was made possible through the work and creativity of Head Custodian Gary Kaserman, Stage Director Keith Newman, Athletic Director Joe D'Amato, Principal Byron Hopkins, and support from the City of Cleveland Heights.