CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — When it comes to the matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII, there may not be a city in America more conflicted than Cleveland Heights.
After all, it's the hometown of Eagles center Jason Kelce and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, who will become the first brothers to have their teams face off against each other in Super Bowl history in Glendale, Arizona, next week.
While Cleveland Heights has celebrated the Kelce brothers' previous Super Bowl appearances -- Jason's Eagles won in 2017 and Travis' Chiefs won in 2020 before losing in 2021 -- having the two All-Pro brothers' teams play each other has left their hometown searching for a way to support both of them.
The solution: "Light up the Heights," an event in which Cleveland Heights residents are asked to light their front porches with gold lightbulbs on Sunday, Feb. 12, in a display of unity for the city and support for its most famous sons.
"Show your KELCE & HEIGHTS pride by lighting up your front porch GOLD on Sunday February 12th, 2023 as Jason of the Philadelphia Eagles and Travis of the Kansas City Chiefs make their way to Super Bowl 57," a Facebook posting for the event reads. "The Cleveland Heights/University Heights alums have donated over the years to the Heights Schools Foundation, giving back from purchasing equipment to after school activities. In honor of the Kelce family, collaboration with the CHUH school district and local Heights businesses; we'll be distributing gold (yellow) lightbulbs to light up the Heights gold and unify the city."
According to the post, free gold lightbulbs will be available while supplies last at several Heights area businesses, including the following:
- The Wine Spot
- Washington & Lee Service
- The Tavern Company
- The Social Room
- Grog Shop/B Side
- Parnell's Pub
- Luna Bakery Cafe