Cosmo and gang put on a show in Lehi


All-star mascots from all over the country will be leaving their NCAA, NFL and NBA responsibilities to compete in the Eighth Annual Mascot Bowl at Lehi High School tonight.

“It’s always fun to see Cosmo and Swoop have their own rivalry,” said Kassi Hartle, a student at Lehi High School. “They end up teasing each other and try to get everyone else involved doing it.”

The Mighty Mascots team will be going head-to-head with the Lehi Little League football team, trying to bounce back from last year’s lost.

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The fuzzy and feathery gang gather for a group photo at last year's event.

This year’s celebrity quarterbacks who will try to lead the team for the win include Aaron Boone from the Utah Blaze and Doug Osmond. The celebrity coaches will be Jeff Hornacek and Frank Layden from the Utah Jazz and Chris Wingert from MLS Real Salt Lake.

The game will have an exciting half-time show featuring the finalists on Nashville Star and premier Las Vegas act, The Charley Jenkins Band, and UVU’s own Green Man Group Drumline.

The field will be filled with contests, food, prizes and giveaways from the mascot’s teams. The National Guard will bring a climbing wall to add to the excitement and a fireworks show will cap off the fun-filled night.

Some of the first-string players joining the All-Star team are: Bear from the Utah Jazz, Swoop from the University of Utah, Cosmo from BYU, Boomer from the Indiana Pacers, Miles from the Denver Broncos, Gorilla from the Phoenix Suns, Crunch from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Hooper from the Detroit Pistons.

A part of the proceeds will benefit the Firemen and Friends for Kids and Bear Hugs for Kids charity. Each organization gives underprivileged children the opportunity to shop for presents during the holiday season.

Becky White, the Mascot Bowl event coordinator, said she hopes to raise even more money this year to benefit the community.

“We raised over $14,000 in ticket sales and sponsorships last year,” White said.

Tickets are only $3, and an autograph session with all of the mascots and celebrities will kick off the festivities at 5:30 p.m.

The event is for all ages; there will be something for kids, couples, families and students to enjoy.

“It’s a great charity event and a great night of entertainment,” White said. “There’s something for everyone and is an inexpensive activity for your family and friends.”


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