Friday, February 10, 2017

Mascot Week: Ellie the Elephant from the Elephant Event

Today Mascot Week bring us to a personal highlight from last year.  It was a one time mascot appearance, but it left a big impact!
Late in 2015 wrestling manager (and good friend) PL Myers asked me to help him organize and run a benefit show for his daughter's school trip to an elephant sanctuary in Africa.  Of course, I agreed.
It turned into a great experience on so many levels.  I learned a lot about putting together a show.  I met a lot of great people.  I had a lot of fun.
Perhaps the best part was spending time with PL and his wife Lori.  They are genuinely two of the nicest people and I was so happy to help them.
The show turned out great, raising about $1500.  There were several fun wrestling matches and one surprise appearance.
As much as we would have liked a real elephant to be at the show, logistics made that impossible.  We got the next best thing (or possibly an even better thing) and I had the pleasure of walking the elephant to the rings for her appearance.
Yes, it was a female elephant.  In fact, (spoiler alert), it was Lori Myers.  She had such fun doing it and it really surprised her daughter.  It was a great way to end the show.
The "Elephant" and me in Summit, IL-February 2016.

1 comment:

Jean Parker said...

Looking good .... love the Mascot week!!