The Kansas City Star Announces

The Kansas City Star Announces 'Patrick Mahomes: The Rise Of A Champion' Photo Book To Benefit 15 And The Mahomies Foundation

Published September 30, 2020

Kansas City, MO (September 30, 2020) – The Kansas City Star is releasing a limited-edition pictorial book chronicling Kansas City Chiefs’ QB Patrick Mahomes’ incredible ascension to NFL superstardom.

This collector’s book, Patrick Mahomes: The Rise of a Champion, relives the pivotal moments of the Super Bowl MVP’s NFL journey from his rookie season, to his relationship with coaches, teammates, fans and the community, to helping the Chiefs bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Kansas City after 50 years. Proceeds from the book benefit the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation’s 15 for 15 initiative, which provides resources that directly benefit organizations impacting the lives of children.

“The Star has been with me since the Chiefs made my dreams come true by drafting me,” said Patrick Mahomes. “I’m thankful that it is partnering with the foundation to celebrate all that Chiefs Kingdom has accomplished since 2017.”

Patrick Mahomes: The Rise of a Champion is a full-color, 160-page hard cover coffee-table style book with over 200 pictures and a special foreward written by Patrick. The photos are the work of the Kansas City Star’s award-winning photographers, along with excerpts from its sportswriters and columnists. The book is limited to 100,000 copies. Pre-sales begin online today at

“The Star is honored to present this book to the Kansas City community; and partner with the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation to make a difference in the lives of the underserved,” said Mike Fannin, Kansas City Star President and Editor.

As part of its commitment to Kansas City and neighboring communities, Hy-Vee will purchase a portion of the book’s pre-orders from The Kansas City Star and make them available for sale through its various retail platforms, including in-stores and online, starting in early November. In 2020, Hy-Vee will be the exclusive in-store retailer to sell the book. 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 reigning Super Bowl MVP, Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes in 2019. Learn more about the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation’s mission and programs at

About The Kansas City Star

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About Hy-Vee, Inc.

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 275 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $10 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 85,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit