7-Eleven Welcomes Mav'Riks
Warriors Mascot to Appear at Locally Owned 7-Eleven Stores

The locally owned 7-Eleven stores are the new sponsor of Mav’Riks, the Santa Cruz Warriors mascot, and in the next three weeks, the stores’ franchisees will hold welcome parties at seven locations from Scotts Valley to Watsonville.

To celebrate Mav’Riks, the 7-Eleven stores will offer free samples of items like fresh sandwiches and energy drinks. Plus, the stores will offer specials, such as a free 16-ounce Pepsi with a sandwich or a free Slurpee and apple with a $1 donation to Grind Out Hunger, a Santa Cruz nonprofit that empowers youth through sports to raise money to feed the one in four local kids who go hungry every day.

“7-Eleven and its franchisees in Santa Cruz want to be a part of the community and give back in areas that are important to our guests,” said Nancy Taylor, zone leader for 7-Eleven stores in Northern California and northwestern Nevada. “The new Warriors basketball team is creating excitement, and we want to share the fun with our 7-Eleven guests by hosting Mav’Riks’ visits to our stores.”

Mav’Riks will appear at the following locations and times:

Thursday, Feb. 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. at 367 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz and 274 Mt. Hermon Road in Scotts Valley

Tuesday, March 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. at 602 Laurel St. in Santa Cruz and 1875 Soquel Drive in Santa Cruz

Thursday, March 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. at 218 Cardiff Place in Santa Cruz and 455 Airport Road in

Watsonville Saturday, March 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. at 3036 Portola Drive in Santa Cruz

Mav’Riks will attend the welcome parties for two hours, but the festivities will continue for four hours total (including one hour before and after his appearance).