Pacers Mascot Boomer Voted Into Hall of Fame
Will Be Inducted Next June in Whiting, IN
INDIANAPOLIS – Boomer, the Indiana Pacers' ultra-popular and ultra-agile panther mascot, has been voted into the Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting, Ind., it was announced Wednesday night at the MHOF Fur Tie Fundraising event.
He will be officially inducted into the Hall's second class during ceremonies June 12-15, 2020.
Boomer was voted into the hall after two rounds of public voting that started in October. More than 120,000 votes from 58 countries and 41,000 zip codes were tallied.
Boomer became the Indiana Pacers mascot in the Fall of 1991 and the current performer has been Boomer since 1997. He performs at every Pacers home game including playoffs. He also performs more than 300 community appearances each year, including convocations at schools across the state of Indiana focusing on varying topics such as anti-bullying, health and fitness promotion, anti-drug messages, and proper studying techniques.
Boomer is known worldwide. He was the first NBA mascot to visit China and has represented the Pacers in more than 22 countries. He also has participated in 15 NBA All-Star weekends and done five USO tours.
He's also a recipient of the prestigious Visit Indy ROSE Award, giving to those who are goodwill ambassadors of Indianapolis.