WILMINGTON, DE – The Delaware 87ers will reveal a new team mascot with a special ceremony at the Brandywine Zoo in Wilmington, DE on Thursday, August 21.
87ers Chief Operating Officer Larry Meli and President Aaron Moszer will introduce the first mascot in franchise history at a press conference beginning at 7:00 pm inside the zoo gates.
“We are extremely excited to be adding a team mascot. The Sevens continue to prioritize a family-friendly environment and this addition further strengthens our options,” said Moszer. “We’re looking forward to getting the newest member of our family into the community and begin entertaining our fans.”
“This mascot is important to our identity and to our ability to connect with people,” said Meli. “While we can’t tell you who or what it is yet, know that this will add another exciting dimension to the Delaware 87ers. The entire Sevens and Philadelphia 76ers family is extremely thankful to the Brandywine Zoo for providing a venue to make this announcement memorable.”
“I can’t think of a better place to unveil the 87ers new mascot than at the Brandywine Zoo,” said Bill Montgomery, Executive Director of the Delaware Zoological Society that supports the Brandywine Zoo. “We are very pleased to host this fun, family event and we value our partnership with the Sevens.”
Prior to the announcement, a Mascot Reveal Party will begin on the zoo lawn at 5:30 pm. Fans can enjoy basketball shooting games, arts and crafts, and other family activities.
The zoo gates will open at 6:00 pm for a special Family Fun Night. Attendees are eligible for $1.00 admission and $1.00 hot dogs. Woodside Farm Creamery will be on site selling $1.00 ice cream scoops and Sevens merchandise will be available for purchase.
On Friday, August 22, the 87ers mascot is scheduled to make appearances at several locations. The mascot will be present at the Christiana Mall for a Build & Play Workshop hosted by Lego and The Microsoft Store from 1:00-3:00 pm. Lego will have free building sessions available for children. The Microsoft Store will have NBA 2K and other video games available to play for free in their gaming lounge.
Later Friday, the mascot and 87ers staff will be present at the Delaware Children’s Museum for its 2nd Annual End of Summer Bash. Special activities include soda geyser eruptions, super-sized bubble creations, an indoor gymnastics performance, and playtime in the DCM’s seven exhibitions. Admission is $5 per person from 5:00-8:00pm.
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