Baltimore Ravens goaltender and Kevin Zeitler, from Waukesha, Wisconsin, announced Tuesday that he and his wife Sara will help cover the funeral and medical costs of the victims of the Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy on Sunday. The fatal event left six people dead and at least 62 injured.
“In light of the recent tragic events at the Waukesha Christmas Parade on November 21, 2021, we want the community to know that we see them, love them and are there for them,” the Zeitlers wrote on Twitter. “Our main goal is to keep the focus on the families who were directly affected by last weekend’s tragedy and to ensure that any financial burdens are taken care of. We believe that the best way to help them affected families is to attend funeral and medical expenses by donating to the fund established by United Way and the Waukesha County Community Foundation. Together we are #WaukeshaStrong. “
Returning to Baltimore on Sunday after the Ravens’ game against the Chicago Bears, Zeitler shared on Twitter that he grew up attending the annual parade, sending his condolences to the families affected.
WHO: The victims of the tragic Christmas parade in Waukesha
FOLLOWING: What we know about the tragedy of the Waukesha Christmas parade
HOW TO HELP: United Way and others have established a fund for those affected by the Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy
A 39-year-old Milwaukee man in an SUV drove through barricades that blocked traffic for the annual Waukesha Christmas Parade. The vehicle hit more than 60 people and killed six, the youngest of whom was 8 years old. The man has been charged with five counts of first degree intentional homicide and is expected to be charged with a sixth count for the death of the young child.
Zeitler signed with the Ravens in March. He also played for the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals.
Contribution: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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