The Kansas City Chiefs have established a trust fund for Zoey Belcher, the daughter of deceased linebacker Jovan Belcher. The organization announced the creation of the trust fund on Friday after nearly a week of grieving following the tragic events surrounding Belcher, which included his alleged murder of his girlfriend Kassandra Perkins, then his suicide in front of Chiefs General Manager Scott Piolo and Head Coach Romeo Crennel.
“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.”