The Kansas City Royals have announced a new member of their ownership group: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (Note: this is a real story).
“We are very proud and excited to have Patrick as our partner in the ownership group of this franchise,” said principal owner John Sherman in the team’s official release. “Along with the rest of Kansas City, I have watched Patrick compete and become an extraordinary leader, both on and off the football field.”
As is well known in Kansas City, Mahomes’ father, Patrick Mahomes I, was a professional pitcher from 1992-2003, spending time with six MLB organizations. Mahomes’ often credits his humility to his father.
“Consistent with the entirety of our ownership group, he has a deep commitment to Kansas City and a real passion for the game of baseball —dating back to his childhood,” added Sherman.
“I’m honored to become a part owner of the Kansas City Royals,” said Patrick Mahomes. “I love this city and the people of this great town. This opportunity allows me to deepen my roots in this community, which is something I’m excited to do.”
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“He’s proven himself to be one of the top professional athletes and competitors anywhere, and he’s built a championship culture,” concluded Sherman. “He loves football, but he also grew up loving the game of baseball. We look forward to many years of a winning partnership.”
The acquisition makes Mahomes, 24, the youngest owner in sports history.