The 18th Celebrity Mascot Games are returning to Central Florida for fun, excitement and a good cause.
The games will benefit New Hope for Kids, a Central Florida organization that supports children and families grieving the death of a loved one and to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses within Central Florida.
New Hope achieves its mission through two programs – The Center for Grieving Children and Children’s Wish – which provide assistance to children and their families during some of life’s most difficult challenges.
New Hope for Kids also provides support services such as family events, resource information, and referral to other agencies for assistance when necessary. The programs are available to children ages 3-18 who live in the Central Florida area.
Mascots from Major League Baseball, the NFL, NBA, NCAA and NHL compete against each other in a variety of games including an obstacle course and an inflatable joust. The games are all in fun, so be prepared for some wild and zany antics.
The 2010 Mascot Roster (subject to change):
Atlanta Hawks (Harry the Hawk)
Atlanta Thrashers (Thrash)
Auburn University (Aubie)
Buffalo Bandits (Rax)
Buffalo Sabres (Sabretooth)
Carolina Hurricanes (Stormy)
Florida Panthers (Stanley C. Panther)
Fort Worth Cats (Dodger)
Harlem Globetrotters (Globie)
Houston Astros (Junction Jack)
Louisiana State Univ. (Mike the Tiger)
Orlando Magic (Stuff)
Orlando Predators (Klaw)
Orlando Titans (Titus)
Rollins Tars (Tommy the Tar)
St. Louis Blues (Louie)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Captain Fear)
Tampa Bay Lightning (Thunder Bug)
Tampa Bay Rays (Raymond)
Texas Rangers (Rangers Captain)
Toronto Blue Jays (Ace)
Toronto Maple Leaves (Carlton the Bear)
Univ. of Florida (Albert)
Univ. of Florida (Alberta)
Univ. of Miami (Sebastian)
Univ. of Minnesota (Goldy Gopher)
Univ. of Nebraska (Lil Red)
Univ. of Wisconsin (Bucky Badger)
Vancouver Canucks (Fin)
July 15, 2010 Volusia County Fairgrounds – 12:30 p.m.
July 16, 2010 Amway Arena – 12:30 p.m.
July 17, 2010 Amway Arena – 2:00 p.m. (Reserved tickets available)
Beginning June 18 and extending until June 26, reserved tickets for the July 17th show are only $12. Regular prices are $15 for reserved and $9 for general admission. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, at the Amway Arena Box Office and at the box office the days of the shows.
For further information, visit mascotgames.org,or newhopeforkids.org. The Mascot games are presented by the Central Florida Sports Commission.