Patrick Mahomes II is an athlete, plain and simple.
Mahomes participated in Kansas City’s Big Slick Celebrity Weekend 2023, which featured a charity softball game at the Kansas City Royals’ Kauffman Stadium on June 2. Needless to say, the NFL MVP was the star of the show on the baseball diamond too, with a “no-look behind the back throw” that retired actor Eric Stonestreet by about 10 feet.
Farzin Vousoughian shared the viral video on Twitter, which gained even more publicity after Mahomes quote tweeted it. “Football game next!!!” The Kansas City Chiefs superstar teased, although you never know when it comes to the QB known as both “Showtime” and “Magic Man.”
Here’s another angle, courtesy of KMBC’s Peyton Headlee.
Patrick Mahomes Practices Behind-the-Back Trick Play at Chiefs OTAs
On May 25, the Chiefs social media team shared a similar no-look behind-the-back flick from Organized Team Activities (OTAs) that resembled Mahomes’ softball move.
“Our magician working on some new spells 🪄 @PatrickMahomes,” they wrote.
Now, head coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Matt Nagy would really have to trust their signal-caller to dial up this one in an actual game, but Mahomes used his softball appearance to show he’s willing and able in front of the masses.
Big Slick may not provide the same intensity and pressure as an NFL outing, but it was a public game in front of patrons. That, in itself, is extremely impressive.
Patrick Mahomes Stars in Big Slick Charity Softball Game With Home Run, Viral Plays
As Chiefs center Creed Humphrey admitted jokingly on Twitter, Mahomes’ team didn’t win the 2023 Big Slick softball game, Humphrey’s side just “ran out of time.” In reality, it was a blowout from the look of the scoreboard.
Big Slick is a “massive charity benefit for Children’s Mercy Hospital” according to KMBC. This year’s weekend featured “KC Icons Rob Riggle, Eric Stonestreet, David Koechner, Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis and Heidi Gardner” along with Mahomes, Humphrey and “40+ celebrity guests.”
Thursday, June 1, kicked off the weekend with the “Just Us” Event — an intimidate and exclusive cocktail party that allows paying customers a chance to meet the celebrities of the weekend. On Friday, the celebrity softball game followed a Big Slick press conference and preluded the Royals-Colorado Rockies outing.
Still to come on Saturday, June 3, is the “Big Slick Party & Show,” which begins at 8 p.m. CST tomorrow (general doors open at 7 p.m. CST).
There’s also an “online auction” for those that cannot attend in person. You can find the list of purchasable products and experiences at this link. Included are; Tickets to the “Tonight Show” starring Jimmy Fallon, tickets to “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” tickets to the “Drew Barrymore Show,” a custom Big Slick guitar signed by the celebrities, lunch with Katherine McNamara, a movie premiere with David Dastmalchian, an “Office Ladies Bundle” from Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer, beers with “Norm,” and BBQ & Beers with “Coach Beard.”
Per KMBC: “Since 2010, the charity benefit says it has raised over $17 million for pediatric cancer research.” If you would like to donate to Children’s Mercy Hospital, you can do so by following this link.