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
• 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
• 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.