The legendary Mascot Olympics is back for another year on Saturday (22nd June) and our very own Donny Dog is taking part along with 30 other mascots from around the country.
This year’s event is part of a bigger Family Fun Day held at the Theatre District in Milton Keynes, and has also been accepted as a Community Games Event, which is part of the 2012 Olympics legacy to bring communities together and celebrate / enjoy sport. The day is also raising awareness and funds for two local children’s charities Hope for Hollie and Harry’s Rainbow.
Aimed at families, the event includes everything from a funfair; parkour (free running) and dance workshops to live music, a street market, face painting and loads of other fun activities – plus the chance to try out a couple of the mascot activities – Red Hot World Buffet Bungee Run and SnoZone Snowboard Simulator.
The famous Mascot Olympics will run throughout the day starting at 10.30 with an amazing Opening Ceremony and Mascot Parade, followed by 6 events testing their strength, skill, speed, agility and stamina. They will try ‘Welly Wanging’; ‘Egg and Spoon Hurdles’, ‘Penalty Goal Save’, with goals scored by children ... 3 at a time, and of course the ultimate ‘Obstacle Challenge’.
So far 30 mascots are signed up for the day, our very own Donny Dog will be joined by the likes of Captain Blade from Sheffield United, Roary the Tiger from Hull, Bartley Blue from Cardiff City, last year’s ultimate champion Beaky from Beacon Bingo and of course, local to the event, Mooie and Donny from MK Dons, to name a few!
A club spokesman said: “Donny Dog has been training hard for the past six months and wants to come home with the title of Mascot Olympic Champion 2013. There is great friendly rivalry between mascots, but deep down they all want the ultimate prize.”
Sara Mills, marketing and communications manager for the Theatre District who is organising the event, said; “This event promises carnage and chaos galore as the mascots attempt the many challenges thrown at them through the day. We not only award those who do the best in each event, but also those mascots who interact with the crowds and are the most entertaining, so we are guaranteed a great day of fun.”
For the latest updates visit www.theatre-district.co.uk or their facebook page / Milton Keynes theatre district