New Hope for Kids has announced the Mascots that will compete in the 26th Annual Mascot Games Presented by Wawa, taking place at Amway Center on Friday, June 21st, at 12:30 p.m., and Saturday, June 22nd, at 2 p.m. Participating Mascots include STUFF from the Orlando Magic, Knightro from the University of Central Florida, Kingston from Orlando City and fan favorite Sir CC from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The complete list is below.
“We hear each year from those who attend how truly entertaining this event is. They think it is for the kids, but adults enjoy the Mascots just as much,” 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 steal the limelight, and who also love knowing they’re helping kids.”
Twenty-four 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, MLS 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.
Special halftime acts have been secured for 2019. Friday, June 21 hosts WeFlip Entertainment and on Saturday, June 22 Elevate Studios will perform.
Tickets for the Mascot Games Presented by Wawa are now on sale. General admission tickets start at $12 and can be purchased through amwaycenter.com, the 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 “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 $550,000 for New Hope for Kids.
26th Annual Mascot Games Presented by Wawa Participating Mascots:
· Benny the Bull – Chicago Bulls
· Blooper – Atlanta Braves
· Captain Fear – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
· Carlton – Toronto Maple Leafs
· Chomps – Cleveland Browns
· Golazo – Miami FC
· Howler – Arizona Coyotes
· Jazz Bear – Utah Jazz
· KC Wolf – Kansas City Chiefs
· Kingston – Orlando City Soccer Club
· Knightro – University of Central Florida
· Lil’ Red – University of Nebraska
· Louie – St. Louis Blues
· N.J. Devil – New Jersey Devils
· Raymond – Tampa Bay Rays
· Rocky the Bull – University of South Florida
· Rumble – Oklahoma City Thunder
· Sebastian – University of Miami
· Shades – Orlando Solar Bears
· Sir CC– Cleveland Cavaliers
· South Paw – Chicago Whitesox
· Stanley – Florida Panthers
· STUFF – Orlando Magic
· ThunderBug – Tampa Bay Lightning
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