PRESS RELEASE – Move over OTTO…there’s a new mascot in town. The Spokane Indians announced today that the team will introduce a new mascot sponsored by Shriners Hospitals for Children to fans on Opening Night, Friday, June 17th. The mysterious mascot will join the world-renowned OTTO, superhero Recycle Man, and stadium host Jamie Patrick as part of Spokane’s version of the Fantastic Four.
The identity of the mascot has been kept a secret from even the Indians staff and players, who are anxiously awaiting to meet the new creature for the first time at Avista Stadium.
Fans will have the opportunity to name the new mascot in a contest that will run from June 17th to the 21st.
OTTO could not immediately be reached for comment, but it is believed that he is very excited to welcome another mascot to Avista Stadium.
The new mascot already has a very busy schedule. Not only will it appear at every Indians home game, but will also make up to ten appearances a year visiting children at Shriners Hospitals for Children.
“We’re excited to be a part of history,” said Sally Mildren, Director of Public Relations for Shriners Hospitals for Children in Spokane. “The new mascot will represent all of our values and will be a great asset for the kids in our area.”
The Spokane Indians are the short season class “A” affiliate for the Texas Rangers. The Indians open the 2011 season on Friday, June 17th against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes with Opening Night Fireworks and AAA Magnet Schedule Giveaway presented by Les Schwab Tires, KREM 2-TV, 93.7 The Cat, and SportsRadio 1510 KGA at Avista Stadium. A Coors Light Post-Game Concert featuring the Kelly Hughes Band will also follow the game. The game will be broadcast live on SportsRadio 1510 KGA and on SWX TV. Individual game tickets are now on sale. Please contact the Spokane Indians ticket office at (509) 343-OTTO (6886) or order online at spokaneindians.com.