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5th Annual Mascot of The Year Finals (Closed)

Polls are now CLOSED Stay Tuned for Results. 
You've voted and now it's time to found out who takes home the 5th Annual Mascot of the Year Award for Professional & Minor League. Same rules apply as the Round One but here's to review.
Unlimited Voting  Please, No direct linking to the Poll Page please utilize the share buttons located on top of the Page Title or copy the URL of this page. This well ensure fans can easily vote without issues!  Poll remain open till Friday, Aug 26th 11:59 EST  Professional Mascots 
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5th Annual Mascot of The Year Round One (Closed)

You've nominated your Favorite Mascots and now it's time to begin Round One of the Firth Annual Mascot of the Year Poll! Here's how this year's poll we'll work please read carefully before voting. 
Unlimited Voting  Please, No direct linking to the Poll Page please utilize the share buttons located on top of the Page Title or copy the URL of this page. This well ensure fans can easily vote without issues!  For Professional Mascots ONE Mascot from each category we'll move onto the Finals. For the Minor League Poll Top SIX Mascots, we'll move onto the Finals Poll. Polls officially close Two Weeks from today Friday, August 5th 11:59 EST.Good Luck All Mascots.
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5th Annual Mascot of The Year Nominations (Closed)

It's back MascotInsider's Mascot of the Year for its 5th year! We've made changes based on user feedback, including adding a new Minor League award, details of this year's contest are below as we'll as the forum to nominate your mascot you'll have till July 15th to cast your mascot nominations. Good Luck to all Mascots!
Rules to Nominating: 
Mascots can only be in the "Mascot Hall of Fame" Once if they won in the past year's they are not eligible. High School Mascots & Major Brand Mascots such as Disney or Universal can't be nominated.  Only ONE nomination form per person, be careful who you nominate.  Please include Mascots Name AND their Sports Team Name. Professional Mascots we'll include: 
NFL MLB NBA MLS College  Any Not Listed Mascot from a different professional Sports Organization Minor League Mascots We'll Include: 
Hockey Baseball Basketball Soccer  Any Not Listed Mascots except for High Schools Please Note: Due to the many minor league sports organizations we are unable to list the organizations' names One Mascot from each Sport from Minor and One mascot from each Professional Organization we'll move on to the finals.
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Nominations have now CLOSED please stay tuned for voting information.


Participating Mascots Announced for Mascot Games Presented by Wawa

Orlando, FL (June 2, 2016) –, taking place at Amway Center on Friday, June 17, at 12:30 p.m., and Saturday, June 18, at 2 p.m. Participating Mascots include STUFF from the Orlando Magic, Albert and Alberta from the University of Florida, Kingston from Orlando City Soccer and fan favorite Lil Red from the University of Nebraska. The complete list 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.”
Twenty-three of the best and most popular Mascots from across North America will join STUFF, the event’s host mascot, for the annual competition. Mascots from MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, ECHL, MSL and NCAA will be divided into four teams as they compete against each other in wild and zany games to determine the true champions of the mascot world.
Tickets for the Mascot Games Presented by Wawa are now on sale. General admission tickets start at $12 and can be purchased through mascotgames.org, amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000, or at Ticketmaster.com. A limited number of VIP “Mascot Huddle” tickets, which include a Mascot meet and greet and reserved seating for Saturday’s performance, are available for $35 in advance and $40 the day of the event. Reserved seating will be available for $20 while supplies last. Group seating for Summer Camps is available by downloading a form from the event website at www.mascotgames.org under the “Summer Camps” tab.
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 $400,000 for New Hope for Kids.
23nd Annual Mascot Games Presented by Wawa Participating Mascots:
• Albert & Alberta – University of Florida
• Baxter – Arizona Diamondbacks
• Captain Fear – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
• Carlton – Toronto Maple Leafs
• Champ – Dallas Mavericks
• Chomps –Cleveland Browns
• Fin the Whale – Vancouver Canucks
• Franklin – Philadelphia 76ers
• Howler – Arizona Coyotes
• Jaxon De Ville – Jacksonville Jaguars
• Kingston – Orland City Soccer Club
• Knightro – University of Central Florida
• Lil’ Red – University of Nebraska
• Louie – St. Louis Blues
• N.J. Devil – New Jersey Devils
• Rowdy – Dallas Cowboys
• Rumble – OKC Thunder
• Sebastian – University of Miami
• Shades – Orlando Solar Bears
• Stanley – Florida Panthers
• STUFF – Orlando Magic
• ThunderBug – Tampa Bay Lightning
• Tommy Hawk – Chicago Blackhawks
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 www.newhopeforkids.org.

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"Dizzy" helps with attempt at world record

Philadelphia Spinners' mascot Dizzy may have just helped break a world record. The lovable blue guy that gets the crowd going at every Spinners' home game participated in an attempt to break the world record for the world's largest mascot dance recently. He didn't have to go far as the event was held in Philadelphia, but there were mascots from across the nation participating.
The group, Mascots for a Cure, puts this event on each year, and they have tried before. This past weekend, Dizzy, that lovable blue guy at every home Spinners game joined mascots from around the country to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “Largest Mascot Dance”.
The record is held by a group in Japan who set the record in 2013 with 134 mascots dancing together for five minutes. Media reports say there were 138 at this event, so it looks good. Guinness still has to certify the record and make sure all the rules were followed and requirements met, but the group is hopeful they have set the record.
Mascots for a cure is a non-profit group that raises money for the fight against childhood cancers and other diseases. They want to find a cure for cancer and eliminate the danger for children. According to their website, this is their biggest event of the year and the biggest fundraiser.
The group has in the past tried to break the record for most mascots assembled, which is also held by a group in Japan with 376. This record is different in that it is an organized dance that lasts at least five minutes.
The group trying to break the record is based in Oregon, but they chose to do the event in Philadelphia this year. The organization wants to expand its reach, and felt doing the event on the east coast would do that for them. That Philadelphia is a great sports town and has several mascots was also a factor. In addition to Dizzy, there were mascots from the local five college teams, Swoop from the Philadelphia Eagles, Franklin from the 76ers, and of course the famous Phillie Phanatic.
Having the mascots from Philadelphia, and some from Lancaster, helped it get off to a good start at the Palestra. Videos and photographs have been sent to the Guinness organization, where it will be examined in a detailed way before a determination is made. They will try to break the record again next year, even if they are granted the record.
According to a Lancaster newspaper, mascots from that county who attended were: Clyo of the Lancaster Barnstormers; Racing tea bottles from Turkey Hill Dairies; Kitchen Kettle Village mascot Yummie; Filbert Flamingo from Isaac's Sandwiches; Champ from the Spooky Nook Sports, as well as Loco and Boomer from Keystone Mascots.
The Spinners are a professional ultimate disc team and are part of the major league ultimate sports organization. Their home field is Carey Stadium at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington. The season begins in early April and goes through June.
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West Conference Wins the 2016 NHL Mascot Showdown

It's been an amazing week for NHL Mascots as the NHL Mascot Showdown came back for another year and fans all over the world watched them battle it out in Nashville, TN during NHL Fan Fair. It was a close tie, but west conference takes home this year's trophy. Along with Gnash taking home this year Most Valuable Mascot award take a look back at this year's action below with official pictures from the challenge. Great Job to all Mascots we know it was a blast and can't wait to welcome some of you to this year's Mascot Games!     
Official Results from the challenges: 
Musical Chairs - East Wins  Bowling - West Wins Relay Race - West Wins Boomball - East Wins Dodgeball - East Wins Hockey Game - West Wins Dance Off - West Wins Final Score: West 4 | East 3 
Photo Highlights from NHL (Opens New Link)
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Aubie takes 9th 1A National Title along with YouDee taking Open Title

The 2016 UCA Nationals hosted at Walt Disney World ESPN World Wide of Sport has hit with a bang this year as Aubie takes home his 9th 1A National title and YouDee earns the Open Title. All the Mascots had some great, awesome skits this year, even incorporating Steve Harvey big mess up with the Miss Universe title overall it was a great competition and great work to all mascots this isn't the easiest competition out there. Below are the final results from the competition.
Mascot Division 1A
1  Auburn University - "Aubie"
2  University of Minnesota - "Goldy Gopher"
3  University of Colorado - "Chip"
4  The Ohio State University - "Brutus Buckeye"
5  University of Wisconsin - "Bucky Badger"
6  Louisiana State University - "Mike"
7  Michigan State University - "Sparty"
8  University of Oklahoma - "Boomer"
9  Washington State University - "Butch T Cougar"
10  University of Alabama - "Big AL"
11  Florida Atlantic University - "Owlsley" 
Mascot Open Championship
1  University of Delaware - "YoUDee"
2  Liberty University - "Sparky"
3  Villanova University - "Will D. Cat"
4  University of Alabama Birmingham - "Blaze"
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Villanova University - "Will D. Cat" 
We can't wait till the next year competition who do you think we'll take the title next year? Join us in 2017 as we'll once again join ESPN & UCA Updates for more fun.


Boston Red Sox Welcoming Tessie Sister of Wally

Wally the Green Monster announced today that there's a new family member joining him at Fenway Park say hello to his sister Tessie. Tessie will be joining him in Home games when the team resumes its normal season however fan's have an early chance to meet her at 2016 Winter Weekend which is happening Jan 22st-24th Click Here for more information. What's even a cooler fact is she's from Florida, where Wally's Parents's currently live at Jetblue Park In Fort Myers, FL. Check out the video below of Wally's Journey to meet his sister and bringing her to Fenway Park. 


NHL Announces East vs. West' Mascot Showdown to Return to NHL All Star Fan Fair in Nashville

Exciting news for those that enjoyed the East vs. West Mascot Showdown last year it's just been announced that it's returning to this years All Star event which is being hosted in Nashville, TN at the Music City Center beginning Thursday, Jan. 28 through Sunday, Jan. 31. Mascot Showdown is included in Fan Fair admission and there's different challenges once a day for Schedule of Events click here.
Here's a clip of last year's Mascot Showdown


New Now & Next at IAAPA 2015

Welcome to what's New Now & Next for IAAPA 2015 MascotInsider interviews select manufacturers on what's going on with the Mascot World. Check them out below..

JCT Créations

Olympus Group

International Mascot

Mask U.S.

It's been another fantastic year and we hope you've enjoyed these interviews see you all next year! 

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Welcome to MascotInsider 4.0

Hi Mascots & Fans,
You've waited for it and now it's HERE! Welcome to MascotInsider 4.0 the first social community for Mascots & Fans. The all new website has been rebuilt with a new platform and better features. To begin your journey with us you'll need to create an account will allow you to access to all the great features below. 
Access the Community Forums and chat away with Mascot's & Fans. Upload your Favoriate Photos in the new improved gallery.  Add upcoming event's that your local mascot we'll be attending so fans know. And Comment on Articles and Mascot Interviews from our team. On the Go? Download the FREE Tapatalk app and access all the latest news and Topics in the Community Forum with your mobile device. Ready to join in all the Fun? Awesome! Click Here and if you're currently a Mascot and would like Access to a private community where you can chat with others, please Click Here for more information on how to obtain access. Please also be advised fans, we are actively still working on 4.0 so you may encounter bugs or missing content we hope to correct that in a few weeks. 
Thank you for your continued support we hope you enjoy the new 4.0 experience and if you have any questions or feedback please Click Here to tell us.
-The MascotInsider Team


Fourth Annual Favorite Mascot of the Year Final Round (Closed)

Congrats to all the Mascot's who made the finals. Who's ready to see their favorite mascot win the title as the 2015 Favorite Mascot of the Year? We thank all the great mascot's that participated in this year's poll it was another fantastic year and we wish the finalists good luck! The voting rules are the same as Round One you'll be able to vote once a day till July 27th 2015 till 11:59 EST and please only vote on MascotInsider.com to make sure your votes are counted. Cast your vote below..
Voting has now ended. Thank you fans for voting in this year's Poll congratulations to Jazz Bear on winning this year's title! 
2015 Favorite Mascot of the Year Jazz Bear - Utah Jazz   Sluggerrr - Kansas City Royals   Tex Hooper - FC Dallas   Rowdy - Dallas Cowboys   Howler - Arizona Coyotes   Tux The Penguin - Wilkes-Barre Penguins   Willie Wildcat - Kansas State University   Felix Falcon - Utah Falconz Womens Football     pollcode.com free polls


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