USU's Big Blue Mascot Participating In Mascot Bowl Monday

Sept. 27, 2009

LOGAN, Utah - Utah State's mascot, "Big Blue," will be participating in the Sixth Annual Mascot Bowl on Monday, Sept. 28, presented by Lehi High School Sports Marketing and Best Buy.

This event is designed to raise money for the "Firemen and Friends for Kids" charity, established to offer underprivileged children the opportunity to shop for presents at Christmas time. This event has been a huge success in the past and promises to be even better this year offering plenty of fun entertainment and activities for the entire family.

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"This is such a fun event, and it's for a great cause. We're excited and honored to be a part of this great event again. We've gone every year and had a blast every time," said Linda Zimmerman, USU mascot and spirit squad head coach.

"Big Blue" will be joining the mascot team featuring "Bear" of the Utah Jazz, "Grizbee" of the Utah Grizzlies, "Swoop" from the University of Utah, Brigham Young University's "Cosmo," "Rocky" from the Rocky Mountain Raceway, Weber State University's "Waldo, "Leonardo" from Real Salt Lake, "Chief" of the Utah Blaze and the Salt Lake Bees' "Bumble." This year the Mascot team will include one NFL mascot from the Denver Broncos, "Miles," and four mascots from the NBA: the Phoenix Suns' "Gorilla," "Boomer," from the Indiana Pacers, "Blaze" from the Portland Trailblazers and "Crunch" from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Lehi Little League football team will be taking on the All-Star Mascot team, coached by celebrity coaches Kyle Beckerman and Chris Wingert, Real Salt Lake Soccer Stars. Celebrity quarterbacks for the Mascots include Aaron Boone, former NFL player and wide receiver for the Utah Blaze.

In addition to the game, activities will include photo and autograph opportunities with the mascots, Jazz Dancers, celebrity coaches, and quarterbacks. Entertainment will feature the Nuskin Jazz Dancers along with the Lehi High Cheer and Drill teams and The University of Utah's' Stunt Team. There will be food, prizes, giveaways, contests, a silent auction, fireworks, and many different games and activities for every member of the family.

Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an autograph session with mascots and celebrities. Fireworks will cap off the evening's activities. Tickets are $3 a piece, (children two and under are free,) and can be purchased in advance at the Lehi High School Financial office, Scrooge and Marley's in Lehi, or at the gate the night of the event. Lehi High School is located at 180 North 500 East in Lehi, just West off the freeway.

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