June 15, 2019
By Fred Liggett
The Kansas City Sports Commission on Thursday June 13 handed out its annual sports awards to several honorees for their commitment and achievements in local sports. One of the six award winners was Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes who was given the Kansas City Sportsman of the Year honor.
Mahomes, the reigning NFL MVP, had a record breaking performance in his first season as a starter throwing for over 50,000 yards and 50 touchdowns on the way to being named to the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl. Mahomes has also been busy off the field participating in Kansas City Charity events. Recently Mahomes launched his own foundation called 15 and the Mahomies. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children.
Mahomes says he feels “Engulfed in Kansas City culture this summer” and that he hopes he is “here to stay now that I got my house.” When asked about the 2023 NFL Draft coming to KC Mahomes says “the future is bright for KC, keeps getting better every year.” On the award from the KC Sports Commission Mahomes stated “Really is cool and to represent the Chiefs.” Earlier on Thursday Mahomes and his teammates ended off season training activities at the Chiefs practice field. Now the Chiefs players will be off until they report to training camp in late July at Missouri Western State University.
Other award winners at the annual awards banquet included Jenna Gray and Audriana Fitzmorris of Stanford University, Community Champion Paige Parker, Coach of the Year Ben McCollum of Northwest Missouri State and Executive of the Year Chris Browne the general manager of the Kansas City T-Bones baseball team.