Travis Kelce’s mom made it to see KC Chiefs’ playoff game after watching bro in Tampa

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Christopher Smith/Special to The Star

Donna Kelce may have locked up any and all mother of the year awards Sunday.

Kelce is the mother of two NFL stars: Chiefs tight end Travis, and Eagles center Jason. Her plan for Sunday was a bold one:

Catch Jason and the Eagles play the Buccaneers in an NFC Wild Card Game in Tampa, Florida, then bust it up to Kansas City to see Travis and the Chiefs face the Steelers in an AFC Wild Card Game at Arrowhead Stadium a few hours later.

Unfortunately for Donna, the first game didn’t go so well, as the Bucs rolled to a 31-15 win after scoring the game’s first 31 points.

Next, things apparently were slow-going on the trip from Raymond James Stadium to the airport: She needed a rickshaw and an Uber to catch her plane. And then it began to rain.

And a flight delay soon followed.

The NFL tried to pull some strings to help Donna make it to Arrowhead Stadium to see the Chiefs.

In fact, the league asked Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas to secure Donna a police escort from Kansas City International Airport to Arrowhead Stadium.

Lucas said he’d go a step further, offering to drive Donna from the airport to the stadium himself.

After the Chiefs-Steelers game had started, the NFL shared that Donna was on the way to Arrowhead.

Donna’s mission was accomplished in the second half. Although it was later than she wanted, Donna was clearly happy.