KANSAS CITY, KS – Governor Laura Kelly cashed Kansas’s first legal sports bet on Thursday at the Hollywood Casino in Kansas City, Kansas, her September bet on the Kansas City Chiefs to win the Super Bowl.
According to a press release from his office, Governor Kelly will donate the $150 he won, plus his original $15 bet, to Chiefs quarterback and Super Bowl LVII MVP Patrick Mahomes, 15 and the Mahomies Foundation. The PENN Entertainment Foundation will also donate an additional $1,500 to the charity.
“I was thrilled to be in Kansas City today to cash our state’s first legal sports bet and send my winnings to such an important cause,” said Governor Laura Kelly. “I can think of no better way to honor the Chiefs and Super Bowl LVII MVP Patrick Mahomes than by donating my victories to his foundation, which is doing so much good for our children. I am grateful to the PENN Entertainment Foundation for joining me in supporting 15 and the Mahomies with such a generous donation.”
“We are very proud to support the Patrick, the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation,” said Amanda Garber, executive director of the PENN Entertainment Foundation. caring for the health and well-being of communities in need here in Kansas City and across the country.”
Mahomes’ organization, 15 and the Mahomies Foundation, is dedicated to improving the lives of children by implementing initiatives that target health and well-being in communities in need. The foundation’s signature program, 15 by 15, supports 15 initiatives focusing on youth academics, science, art, school supplies, athletics, children with disabilities, after-school programs and more.