Jazz Bear to Participate in 10th Annual Mascot Bowl

LEHI, Utah (September 25, 2013) – Jazz Bear once again will be one of the players in the 10th Annual Mascot Bowl, presented by Lehi High School Sports Marketing and Mountain Crane, on Monday, September 30. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a mascot and celebrity autograph session, followed by the charity football game and capped by a fireworks show.

Tickets are $3 (children 2 and under are free) and can be purchased in advance at the Lehi High School financial office or at the gate on Monday night. Lehi High School is located at 180 North 500 East in Lehi, just west of I-15.

The event is planned and executed by the Lehi High School Sports Marketing students under the direction of Becky White and is designed to raise money for the “Firemen and Friends for Kids” and “Bear Hugs for Kids” programs which provide a holiday shopping spree for local children in need.

The Lehi eighth-grade football team will be taking on an all-star mascot team. The mascots will be coached by former college coaches LaVell Edwards and Ron McBride along with Utah Jazz icons Frank Layden and Thurl Bailey. A pre-game tribute will recognize the American Fallen Warrior Memorial, which will be on display at the Mascot Bowl before reaching its final destination at Fort Douglas.

The mascot team features “Bear” (Utah Jazz); “Bumble” (Salt Lake Bees); “Grizbee (Utah Grizzlies); “Swoop” (University of Utah); “Cosmo” (Brigham Young University); “Willy” (Utah Valley University); “Rocky” (Rocky Mountain Raceway); “Waldo” (Weber State University); “Leonardo” (Real Salt Lake); and “Torch” (Utah Blaze).

The NBA mascots include “Gorilla” (Phoenix Suns); “Boomer” (Indiana Pacers); “Bango” (Milwaukee Bucks); “Crunch” (Minnesota Timberwolves); “Clutch” (Houston Rockets); and “Rocky” (Denver Nuggets). The NFL is represented by “Miles” (Denver Broncos) and “Big Red” (Arizona Cardinals), making his first Mascot Bowl appearance.

In addition to the game, activities will include photo and autograph opportunities with the mascots and celebrity coaches. Entertainment will feature performances by the Jazz Dancers, Utah Jazz stunt and dunk teams, and a halftime show by the Dueling Piano Guys. The Lehi High cheer and drill teams also will be featured entertainment. Crane rides will be provided by Mountain Crane and the Chick-fil-A cow will provide train rides for children. There will be food, prizes, giveaways, contests, fireworks and activities for the entire family.