CELEBRITY MASCOT GAMES TAKES 2013 HIATUS
The Mascot Games, co-owned and co-hosted by the Central Florida Sports Commission (CFSC) and New Hope for Kids since 1996, will not be held this year. Since the Celebrity Mascot Games is a local event, the CFSC Board of Directors has decided that the CFSC staff’s time and resources would be better allocated to securing and hosting sports events that serve its core mission. The mission of the CFSC is to drive sports tourism and economic development through sports. Therefore, CFSC and New Hope for Kids mutually decided that it was in the best interest of both parties and the Mascot Games to take a hiatus for 2013.
Dave Joswick, the Executive Director of New Hope for Kids, said “We are sincerely disappointed in not presenting the 2013 Mascot Games, and know that the children and families who have made this event an important part of their summer tradition will be very sad to learn about it, too. However, we have already begun working with community leaders to host the Mascot Games in 2014. We will engage a new event partner to help New Hope for Kids organize and host the Celebrity Mascot Games in 2014. This unique and family-friendly event is an important part of our community and we want to see it continue for years to come.”