Every July, the Chicago Bandits celebrated their mascot Swiper's birthday. .There are always several other mascots joining Swiper and helping celebrate his birthday.
Last season, my planning worked perfectly, as I caught the whole group as they left the playing field after pre-game festivities. That gave me the rare opportunity to get a group picture with all seven of them. We almost missed Supernova from the Chicago Red Stars, but he jumped in just at the last moment. Good thing he did, because that would have been a missed chance that would haunt me.
The rest of this week will be filled with all of the furry, fuzzy, goofy fun of the wonderful world of mascots. Of course, it will be hard to ever top this mascot experience.
Kings Dining & Entertainment Mascot, Chicago Dogs Squeeze, Northwestern University Willie the Wildcat, Gary SouthShore RailCats Rusty, Chicago Wolves Skates, Chicago Red Stars and me in Rosemont, IL-July 2019.