KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fans of the Kansas City Chiefs have a chance to buy autographed memorabilia ahead of the team’s appearance in Super Bowl LV.
Child Protection Center is auctioning off a football and helmet autographed by Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes as part of a fundraiser. Bidding in the online auction is live now and ends Friday, Feb. 5 at noon. Winners can pick up their items Friday afternoon to display during the Super Bowl.
"We hope people go nuts over the memorabilia. We're very excited to have it, it's a big deal,” said Lisa Mizell, the president and CEO of Child Protection Center.
She said in the fall, Mahomes’ foundation, 15 and the Mahomies, selected Child Protection Center to participate in a fundraising competition. As part of the prize, Child Protection Center received the autographed ball.
“To have Patrick Mahomes reach out and support us in that way is a huge boost for us raising our profile in the community and helping with all our other fundraising. It’s an enormous honor,” Mizell said.
Child Protection Center focuses on helping children after they’ve been the victim of, or witness to, a violent crime. They provide therapy for the entire family, advocate for children, and offer a place for investigators to conduct forensic interviews with children. Prosecutors use those recorded interviews in trial instead of having children tell their traumatic story over and over throughout the judicial process.
"We're so grateful we're here to give those families and those children what they need and start them on the process of healing. That's really what it's about,” Mizell said.
Money raised from the memorabilia auction will support Child Protection Center’s efforts. It works with about 800 children every year from its Kansas City, Missouri, office.
To view and bid on auction items, visit the Child Protection Center website.