Patrick Mahomes announced his first community-focused project of the offseason through his foundation 15 & The Mahomes with the news of a “legacy brick project” that allows fans to join with him in the building of an all-inclusive play area at Martin Luther King., Jr. Square Park.
The legacy brick project will allow for community members to participate alongside the foundation in both awareness and advocacy. From now until May 26, 2021, Kansas City-area community members (and others throughout Chiefs Kingdom) will have the chance to link arms with Mahomes in his endeavor to create a beautiful new space to enhance the park and allow a safe and joyful play area for kids and families.
"“I’m really excited about this project because it perfectly aligns with the mission of the foundation to bring all kids together in a healthy and safe way to just be kids,” said Patrick Mahomes via a press release. “I hope this is a project that the Kansas City community can rally around and enjoy for a long time.”"
The ultimate goal for the site is two-fold: to be an “all-inclusive destination play site that will provide a safe place for kids to play and celebrate Dr. King’s legacy.”
By participating and ordering a brick of your own, you can join with Mahomes in helping to raise funds to create the park. Five different packages are available with various types of brick pavers, and community members and fans can include a carved message. In addition, packages allow for replica bricks like the one purchased to be ordered as a reminder at home of a person’s participation. Each brick is expected to be installed sometime this summer.
Packages range from a standard 4″ x 8″ brick at $250 to a premium 24″ x 24″ plaza brick at $15K.
The brick project is only one of several endeavors on the part of Mahomes over the last few years, from paying for voting machines to be used in Arrowhead Stadium to sponsoring literacy projects to paying for scholarships for the children of deceased Navy Seals. You can read much more about the various work undertaken by 15 and the Mahomes Foundation here.