Governor Kelly Wins First Legal Sports Betin Kansas, Donates Winnings toPatrick Mahomes’ Foundation

TOPEKA – Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced that she will donate her Super Bowl sports bet winnings of $165, including the original $15 she wagered, to the 15 and Mahomies Foundation, Patrick Mahomes’ non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of children. 

Last summer, Governor Kelly signed bipartisan legislation to legalize sports betting in Kansas. A week before football season began, she made the state’s first legal sports bet at Hollywood Casino in Kansas City, Kansas, wagering $15 dollars in honor of Patrick Mahomes on the Kansas City Chiefs to win the Super Bowl.

“It turns out the Chiefs are always a good bet,” Governor Kelly said. “I chose my wager in September because I believe in Patrick Mahomes and the team. They are the reason I won this bet, and I’m more than happy to give my winnings to support all the good work Patrick is doing throughout the Kansas City community.”

15 and the Mahomies supports Kansas organizations like Big Brothers, Big Sisters Kansas; Harvesters Community Food Network; and the Sunflower House in Shawnee.

Watch a video with Governor Kelly’s full statement about the donation here.