The Mascot Hall of Fame (MHOF) is now open in Whiting, Indiana, less than 30 minutes from Downtown Chicago. This state-of-the-art, interactive children’s museum was created to entertain, educate and enthuse children, families and sports fans of all ages. The museum’s wide range of exhibits, activities, and events will celebrate mascot fun year-round.
The museum officially opened its doors in December of 2018, which means it is time to officially honor the four mascots who were selected for induction; Benny the Bull (Chicago Bulls), Tommy Hawk (Chicago Blackhawks), The Nittany Lion (Penn State University), and Sluggerrr (Kansas City Royals). These four mascots have made major impacts on their organizations, and above all, their fans. They have dedicated themselves to becoming positive role models within their individual communities with their wacky antics and ability to create a smile.
The four chosen inductees were among a group of six characters who qualified for induction into the MHOF. Having received the highest percentage of votes in 2017, they will now be joining the 17 current inductees whom over the years have proven to represent their sports organizations and communities to the best of their abilities.
All MHOF inductees are prominently featured throughout the museum. As guests enter the museum atrium, they are immediately drawn to giant, illuminated floating mascot heads of each inductee.
Inductees are also displayed in the Department of Mascot Studies and in photos and video played on various big screens inside the ‘Fureshman Orientation’ and ‘Mascot Moments’ theaters. In addition, guests can learn about mascot inductees by visiting interactive character kiosks found on the second floor.
The Mascot Hall of Fame invites families and sports fans to join them during MHOF Induction Weekend taking place June 14th, 15th, and 16th. This spectacular, action- packed weekend will host a series of celebratory events featuring keynote speakers, famous mascot appearances, current inductee highlights, and the long-awaited inaugural induction ceremony.
For 2019 Induction Weekend details and to learn more about MHOF inductees and the induction process, visit www.mascothalloffame.com.