News Release: On Giving Tuesday, JAG-K to Raffle Tickets to Kansas City Chiefs Game

Tuesday, Nov. 28, is GivingTuesday, a global movement to connect those who want to give to organizations impacting their communities.

For the past several years, generous donors have taken this opportunity to support the mission of Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas, helping students prepare for successful futures.

This year, donors to JAG-K’s GivingTuesday campaign will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win tickets to the Kansas City Chiefs game on Dec. 25 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The tickets were donated to the organization for the purpose of raising funds by former Kansas governor Jeff Colyer, M.D.

Seizing upon interest in the highly publicized relationship between Chiefs player Travis Kelce and musical performer Taylor Swift, JAG-K is theming the ticket giveaway around the couple.

A gift of $13 – Swift’s favorite number – earns the donor one entry in the raffle.

A gift of $87 – Kelce’s jersey number – earns the donor ten entries in the raffle.

A gift of $100 – a combination of the two numbers – earns the donor thirteen entries in the raffle.

“We wanted to try to have some fun with what is internationally a fun story,” said Mark Bisbing, JAG-K Vice President of Strategic Advancement. “The relationship between Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift is receiving a lot of attention. We hope it will add some extra interest to the raffle.”

JAG-K will accept raffle entries through midnight Pacific Time, Nov. 28. To enter, go to

Winner will be announced on Dec. 1.

JAG-K is a multi-year, in-school program for students in grades 6-12 that offers tools to successfully transition students into post-secondary school, the military, or directly into the workforce with marketable skills. Participants in the program face multiple barriers to success that their JAG-K Career Specialist helps them overcome through a nationally-accredited, evidence-based model.

The 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization is a state affiliate of the national JAG program network which operates in 38 different states and territories. It is primarily funded through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant to the State of Kansas administered by the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF). In addition to school districts and DCF, JAG-K partners with the Kansas Department of Education. Other JAG-K funding sources include ADM, AT&T, EagleU, Evergy, Goldstein Charitable Trust, the JB and Anne Hodgdon Foundation, John Deere, the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, Kansas Gas Service, the Kansas Insurance Department, the Kansas State Bank Commissioner, Royals Charities, Synchrony Financial, the Taco Bell Foundation, the City of Topeka, United Way of the Plains and Walmart.

To learn more about JAG-K, visit, ‘Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas’ on Facebook, and on Twitter at @JAG_Kansas.