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Chiefs star pass rusher creates a scholarship to honor 14-year-old killed in Amusement Park in Florida

Tyre Sampson death
Tyre Sampson had dreams of playing in the NFL. The 6’5, 330 pound 14-year-old died when he fell to the ground of one of the largest free fall rides in the world.

Tyre Sampson’s death cannot just be pushed to the side. Frank Clark of the Kansas City Chiefs agrees with me and that is why he is offering out a scholarship for the 14-year-old that was killed at the Orlando, Florida Amusement park.

Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark said he contacted the family of Tyre Sampson after the 14-year-old fell to his death from an amusement park ride at ICON Park in Orlando, Florida.

Sampson had dreams of playing in the NFL, and Clark took that to heart.

According to Fox 4 KC, Clark contacted the family and offered to cover the costs of Sampson’s funeral to allow the family to focus on celebrating and honoring the teenager’s life.

“When talking with Nekia, Tyre’s mom I had the pleasure of learning about the many accomplishments of Tyre. His passion for football, basketball, how gentle his heart was and his big appetite for loving people. I made a promise to Nekia that Tyre’s legacy would live on,” Clark said.

The Frank Clark Family Foundation established the Tyre Sampson Scholarship Fund. It will benefit incoming college freshmen student athletes from the inner city.

Clark’s foundation will award a $2,500 scholarship to two college freshmen for the 2022-2023 school year. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Friday, July 15. Additional information about the application requirements can be found on the Frank Clark Family Foundation website.

Released Monday, the report found that Tyre Sampson, 14, suffered internal injuries along with trauma to his head, neck and torso after falling from the FreeFall attraction at ICON Park in March. The autopsy also documented Sampson’s weight at 383 pounds — well over the ride’s weight limit of 287 pounds.

This is an awesome gift to the family. I hope the media outlets continue to talk about this tragedy, because it should have never happened.

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