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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is launching a charitable foundation called “15 and the Mahomes.”

He announced the foundation during a Monday appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

“It’s a foundation that’s designed all around kids, kids from either under-served communities that don’t have the same opportunities I had when I was young, or kids that are in the hospital who have chronic illnesses or have suffered major injuries,” Mahomes told Fallon. “Because those kids are the ones that train harder than me by 100 times every single day, and I want to make sure I can give back to them in any shape and any way in order to give them the resources they need to have an amazing life.”

The foundation’s website lists “15 for 15” as its signature program, one that will support 15 youth initiatives that “focus on academics, science, the arts, classroom supplies, athletics, children with disabilities, after-school programs and more.”

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