Fresh off his MVP performance, leading the Kansas City Chiefs to victory Sunday night in Miami. Super Bowl LIV Most Valuable Player Patrick Mahomes, was joined by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek this morning as he officially announced Disney Parks’ $1 million donation to Make-A-Wish in Mahomes’ honor.
Chapek was joined by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse along with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, MVP Patrick Mahomes and by Make-A-Wish America President and CEO Richard K. Davis as well as Nathaniel, 10, a Make-A-Wish child from Texas. Nathaniel and 17 other Make-A-Wish kids, who attended the Super Bowl as their wish, will now travel today to Walt Disney World Resort to continue the celebration of the Chiefs’ victory.
To Date the Walt Disney Company and Make-A-Wish have granted more than 140,000 wishes to children facing serious illnesses around the world. The first official wish granted to a Make-A-Wish child involved a trip to Disneyland Resort nearly 40 years ago. Currently, Disney helps grant more than 10,000 wishes each year.
The Make-A-Wish donation by Disney on Monday morning followed the Chiefs’ Super Bowl come from behind victory in Miami on Sunday night. Mahomes performance, in which he led a the Chiefs to a 14 point fourth-quarter comeback by tossing two touchdown passes.
After sealing the victory Mahomes looked into the cameras at the close of the game and shouted that famous line: “I’m going to Disney World!” Mahomes joins some of the biggest names in Super Bowl history by delivering that famous phrase, which has become part of an iconic Disney TV commercial airing nationally this week.
MVP Mahomes along with, Nathaniel the Make-A-Wish child from Texas, will be celebrating his performance and the Chiefs’ victory with a fun filled day at Walt Disney World Resort, in Orlando, Florida. . Mahomes will be the star of a colorful parade down Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom Park and will interact with beloved Disney characters and cheering fans.