15 And The Mahomies Surprises Variety KC Kids with Custom Adaptive BikesPublished October 12, 2020
Kansas City, MO (October 12, 2020) – It was announced today that the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation has provided a grant to Variety Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City that will provide custom adaptive bikes to help kids with disabilities live an active and inclusive lifestyle.
Custom bikes are tailored to the developmental needs of six children between the ages of two and 17. These bikes are the first-ever 15 and the Mahomies’ branded bikes and each child will also receive a helmet and goody bag from the foundation.
“We are thrilled to provide these custom adaptive bikes to help the awesome kids at Variety KC have a sense of freedom, mobility and an opportunity to play with friends,” said Patrick Mahomes.
Each child and their family members gathered on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the Leawood City Park in Leawood, Kansas, where they were surprised with these gifts. “The 15 and the Mahomies Foundation truly acts on their mission of providing equality for all,” said Deborah Wiebrecht, Variety Children’s Charity Executive Director. “Owning a bike is not only a childhood dream, but also a way to engage with friends, get exercise, and experience a taste of independence and confidence. Kids with disabilities have to have custom bikes adapted for their special needs and their safety. Providing these bikes for them will even the playing field and allow these kids to ride along and belong. It’s a huge step for innovation and inclusion.” About 15 and the Mahomies Foundation
The 15 and the Mahomies Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children through initiatives that focus on education, health, wellness, underserved communities, and other charitable causes. It was established by Super Bowl LIV MVP, Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes in 2019. Learn more about our mission and programming at www.15andthemahomies.org.
About Variety KC
Variety Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City is a volunteer-driven organization committed to providing children with developmental disabilities the adaptive equipment and opportunities needed for activity and inclusion. At the heart of Variety’s achievements are the remarkable contributions of people in the community, and it is only through your time and effort that Variety is able to do so much for children and families right here at home. Variety Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City provides children with developmental disabilities the adaptive equipment and opportunities needed for activity and inclusion.