Whitehouse mayor proclaims Super Bowl Sunday to be ‘Patrick Mahomes Day’
WHITEHOUSE, Texas (KLTV) - A hometown hero is recognized today as the mayor of the city of Whitehouse proclaims Sunday “Patrick Mahomes Day.”
KLTV 7′s Willie Downs reports on how the city is rallying behind Mahomes as he heads to another Super Bowl.
“And now therefore James Wansley, mayor of the city of Whitehouse, Texas, does hereby proclaim Sunday, February the 12th, 2023, to be Patrick Mahomes Day in the city of Whitehouse,” says Wansley, reading the proclamation.
Whitehouse high school graduate and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, is being celebrated just days before the big game.
Wansley, who shared the same high school jersey number 5 with Mahomes, says in the proclamation...
“And whereas despite his increased fame and notoriety, Patrick continues to serve as an example of character and leadership.”
Wansley says it was always exciting to see mahomes’ winning streak during high school. He says it’s amazing to now see him use those same skills on a national level.
“We’re always proud to have people that went through Whitehouse High School compete in the major league, whether it’s baseball, football, track, even academically, but when you make it to the biggest game at the professional level, we think that definitely deserves a proclamation in your name,” says Wansley.
This afternoon, Mahomes fans came from around East Texas to Whitehouse to attend a Chiefs block party.
Curtis Mahomes and Patrick Mahomes are distant cousins, and while he has never met the NFL star, he is proud of the family connection.
“Oh it’s been great, you know it’s kinda done a lot for the morale of everybody in the family,” says Mahomes. “It’s been magnificent so I try not to miss any games, or anything, I’m a full supporter of him, and proud to see him there.”
Vallie Stinchfield graduated a year after Mahomes from Whitehouse High School, and says he left a positive imprint on those around him.
“Probably the way he led the team, I mean he was always, he always put his team first, and if someone wasn’t doing their best, he was always right there to cheer em’' up and make sure they were ready for the next play,” says Stinchfield. “He was super supportive with our student section and everything, he wanted everyone to be involved and tried to get everyone as involved as he could.”
The big game is Sunday, for the second time in his career. Mahomes won the Associated Press’ MVP award, last night in Phoenix.
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