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. Six people died and at least 62 were injured when an SUV drove through the parade.
“In light of the recent tragic events at the Waukesha Christmas Parade on November 21, 2021, we want our community to know that we see them, love them and that we 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 walked through barricades during the annual Waukesha Christmas Parade. 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 an 8-year-old boy.
Other players with connections to Waukesha have also announced they will donate to the Waukesha County Community Foundation, including Pitsburgh Steelers back Derek Watt and Steelers linebacker Joe Schobert.
Contribution: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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