Orlando, FL (June 2, 2015) – New Hope for Kids has announced the mascots that will compete in the 22nd Annual Mascot Games Presented by Wawa, taking place at Amway Center on Friday, June 19, at 12:30 p.m., and Saturday, June 20, at 2 p.m. Twenty-four of the best and most popular mascots from across North America will join the Orlando Magic's STUFF, the event's host mascot, for the annual competition. Mascots from MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS, and the NCAA will be divided into four teams as they compete against each other in wild and wacky games to determine the true champions of the mascot world.
The complete list of participating mascots is below.
"The collection of Mascots that will be showcased at Amway Center will be unrivaled anywhere in the world," said Dave Joswick, Executive Director of New Hope for Kids. "Our ambassador, Orlando Magic's STUFF, has invited top notch talents, all who love to compete, and who also love knowing they're helping kids."
The Mascot Games Presented by Wawa will once again be emceed by the energetic, amusing and amazing front man for Fired Up Entertainment, Scotty B. Adding to the craziness on the field, each Mascot team will have a "celebrity coach" that will help manage the team and push them to victory. Coaches for the June 19 show include: WFTV sportscaster Christian Bruey, Orlando Sentinel sports columnist George Diaz, and 740 The Game radio personalities Ditti and Doc. Coaching duties for the June 20 show will be entrusted to the Monsters from Real Radio 104.1: Russ, Dirty Jim, Angel and Carlos. Each show will feature a halftime act highlighting local talent, with the June 19 performance by Gina Incadela and the June 20 performance by Project DJ Slam, featuring Blake Guyre.
Tickets for the Mascot Games Presented by Wawa are now on sale. General admission tickets start at $12 and can be purchased through http://mascotgames.org/tickets/ or http://www.amwaycenter.com/events/detail/mascot-games-1" Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_homeA_header_search&user_input=mascot+games&q=mascot+games On Saturday only, a limited number of VIP "Mascot Huddle" tickets, which include a Mascot meet and greet and reserved seating, are available for $30, and reserved seating is available for $20. Group seating for Summer Camps is available by downloading a form from the event website at http://www.mascotgames.org under the "Summer Camps" tab. In addition, discounted corporate tickets are available, offering local companies the ability to reward and entertain their employees and/or customers.
All proceeds from the Mascot Games Presented by Wawa benefit New Hope for Kids, which provides support to children and families grieving the death of a loved one, and grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Central Florida. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $300,000 for New Hope for Kids.
22nd Annual Mascot Games Presented by Wawa Participating Mascots:
- Albert & Alberta – University of Florida
- Bango – Milwaukee Bucks
- Billy the Marlin – Miami Marlins
- Captain Fear – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Carlton – Toronto Maple Leafs
- Champ – Dallas Mavericks
- Fin the Whale – Vancouver Canucks
- Harry the Hawk – Atlanta Hawks
- Kingston – Orland City Soccer Club
- Knightro – UCF
- Lil' Red – University of Nebraska
- Louie – St. Louis Blues
- N.J. Devil – New Jersey Devils
- Orbit – Houston Astros
- Rangers Captain – Texas Rangers
- Raymond – Tampa Bay Rays
- Sebastian – University of Miami
- Shades – Orlando Solar Bears
- Slamson the Lion – Sacramento Kings
- Stormy – Carolina Hurricanes
- STUFF – Orlando Magic
- ThunderBug – Tampa Bay Lightning
- Tommy Hawk – Chicago Blackhawks
- Stanley C. Panther - Florida Panthers
- Rowdy – Dallas Cowboys
About New Hope for Kids
Since 1996, New Hope for Kids has been helping Central Florida children in need. Our purpose is to bring hope, healing and happiness to children and families suffering from grief, loss or life-threatening illnesses. New Hope for Kids achieves this through two programs: The Center for Grieving Children helps children and families cope with the feelings of grief and loss after the death of a loved one. Wishes for Kids grants wishes to children up to the age 19, diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. For more information, visit http://www.newhopeforkids.org/.