Getty Patrick and Brittany Mahomes made headlines during the Kansas City Chiefs’ bye week.
Some players are spending their farewell week on the beach, Patrick Mahomes II is raising money for charity with the help of his wife Brittany.
The Kansas City Chiefs’ superstar quarterback made headlines in Week 10 when he hosted his fourth annual “15 And The Mahomies Foundation Gala” on November 9, and it appeared to be a huge success.
The foundation’s X account (formerly Twitter) noted “an incredible night of community, celebration and giving” the following day. Patrick and Brittany Mahomes added that they “awarded $615,000 in grants to 19 different charities.”
The post included video clips from the event and a farewell message from Patrick Mahomes himself.
“I want to keep this thing going,” he said. “I want the 15 And The Mahomies Foundation to continue to grow nationally, globally, whatever it is – and that takes people like all of you. And so: Thank you all for being here, and let’s move on. Let’s keep making it bigger and see where we can go. Thank you all.”
The video post already has 1.1k likes and the number is increasing in less than 24 hours as Chiefs Kingdom spreads the good news.
Patrick Mahomes will receive the 2023 Black College Football Hall of Fame Founder’s Award at the foundation gala
As part of the charity initiative, Patrick Mahomes was also honored by the Black College Football Hall of Fame. Her organization’s X account shared the accompanying message on November 10th.
“Congratulations to @PatrickMahomes on receiving the 2023 Black College Football Hall of Fame Founder’s Award,” the post read.
It also included a quote from former Super Bowl champion quarterback Doug Williams.
“Patrick’s support of the @HBCULegacyBowl has opened up new opportunities for HBCU students across the country,” Williams said.
According to the Black College Football Hall of Fame website, the Founder’s Award was “established to recognize individuals who have provided long-standing support and commitment to preserving the legacy and vision of the Black College Football Hall of Fame.”
Previous recipients include former NFL athlete and current analyst Charles Davis, NFL Network reporter Steve Wyche and Atlanta Falcons owner and chairman Arthur Blank.
About the Patrick & Brittany Mahomes Foundation
If you’re unfamiliar with the 15 And The Mahomies Foundation, here’s what it does for communities in Kansas City, Texas and beyond.
Their mission statement states: “15 and the Mahomies is committed to improving the lives of children. The Foundation supports initiatives focused on health, wellness, resource-sensitive communities and other charitable causes.”
Their current programs include Read for 15, Volunteer for 15 and 15 for 15.
Read for 15 is a “program designed to encourage children to develop a love of reading.” Children and their parents can take the Read For 15 Pledge and have the chance to learn cool things during the 15-week program Winning prizes.”
Volunteer for 15 is “a partnership between 15 and The Mahomies and The Youth Volunteer Corps to encourage youth ages 11 to 18 to complete 15 hours of volunteer work.” [during] Summer. The Youth Volunteer Corps will coordinate the program and registration is now open on their website at YVC.org.”
After all, 15 for 15 is “the foundation’s signature program.” It supports “15 nonprofit youth initiatives that focus on academics, science, arts, educational materials, athletics, children with disabilities, after-school programs and more.”
15 And The Mahomies also works with a long list of charities and non-profit organizations.
Patrick and Brittany Mahomes founded this foundation in 2019, the first year of their charity gala.
Take the quiz now
Like heavy but hate the ads?
Subscribe now for an ad-free experience
More emphasis on Chiefs news
More stories are loading