Few people know how to combine football, food and fun better than Donna Kelce — affectionately known as “Mama Kelce” — mother of Kansas City Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce and Philadelphia Eagles Center Jason Kelce.
Last year at Super Bowl LVII, the Kelce brothers made history as the first siblings to ever play on opposing teams for the NFL championship. And just as she’s done since they were 3 years old, Mama Kelce was right there on the sidelines cheering them both on.
“It was pretty surreal! You feel like your life has become a dream — something that you don’t recognize,” Donna shares with Woman’s World during a recent Zoom interview about how it felt to see her boys play each other in the big game.
And now, as sports fans gear up for the Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas on February 11, Mama Kelce wants to share that enthusiasm and fun and has teamed up with Heluva Good! Dip to launch a special sweepstakes for fellow football and food fanatics: The Heluva Good! Big Game Countdown Calendar giveaway.
From January 16 to January 23, participants can visit Heluvagood.com/giveaway and enter for a chance to win their own Countdown Calendar, which includes a variety of Heluva Good! dips and surprises for their own game-day party. Plus, it features some of Donna’s favorite tailgating recipes.
“There’s seven days in a row that you can look at prizes and different gifts and some recipes with tasty and creamy dips — I think it will be fun for everyone to get involved in that,” Donna shares with Woman’s World during a recent Zoom interview. “Plus, the dips are so tasty and creamy! My favorites are the Heluva Good! French Onion, their Buttermilk Ranch and also the White Cheddar Bacon.”
Mama Kelce’s crowd-pleasers
As a mom who began driving her now-superstar sons to practices since they were toddlers, Donna says she knows the challenges of keeping growing, hungry boys fed well.
“When they were younger and lived at home, we were constantly cooking because they were always hungry,” Donna reveals with a laugh. “They would graze constantly and even if I made a huge meal, they’re hungry about an hour later, so there’s a lot of cooking. I felt like when they went off to college, I got a raise.”
These days, Donna says she knows exactly what to have on hand to please a crowd when Travis, Jason or other family members stop by for a visit. “Of course we always have chips and dips at our house — it’s very fast and easy when people are hungry,” she says. “I make a 7-layer dip that’s kind of a Tex-Mex dip with refried beans and guacamole and salsa and I use Heluva Good! Jalapeno Cheddar dip as one of the layers. It’s delicious.”
Donna Kelce feeding bellies and hearts
Nourishing the people she loves most goes beyond simply what Mama Kelce puts on the table, but also knowing how to support them and help them feel cherished.
“I feel like I’m just a representative of all the moms out there that are working very, very hard to make their kid’s life better,” Donna smiles. “Obviously, we all go through rough patches and all you can say when you see a loved one facing hardship is ‘I believe in you, I support you and you will find your way through this.'”
Donna continues: “We’re every day, down-to-earth people, very genuine, very authentic and I think that is something that a lot of people don’t see with celebrities. People don’t realize that we’re just like everybody else — the same fears, the same excitement, the same loves everyone can relate to.”
And like Donna and the Kelce clan, we can certainly relate to food, family, football and fun! So be sure to visit Heluvagood.com/giveaway from January 16 to 23 to take part in the Heluva Good! Big Game Countdown Calendar!
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