On Tuesday, June 11, Campus Martius Park was the host site for the 2013 Detroit Sports Commission Mascot Challenge.
The DSC's mascot Champ, who celebrated his first birthday, invited many of metro Detroit's sports mascots to participate in a series of competitions that pitted the professional mascots against the college mascots. The event was free and open to the public.
"This event allows the public the opportunity to see all of the great metro Detroit mascots together for an afternoon of friendly competition," said Dave Beachnau, DSC executive director.
Champ, captained the professional mascots team made-up of Paws of the Detroit Tigers, the Detroit Pistons' Hooper and Roary from the Detroit Lions.
The college mascots were led by the University of Detroit Mercy's Tommy Titan, Oakland University's Clawz, W of Wayne State University and Swoop from Eastern Michigan University.
In the team competition, the professional mascot team took down the college crew. Better luck next year guys.
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Learn more about the DSC at detroitsports.org