Mascots Face Eighth-Graders in Charity Game

Mascots Face Eighth-Graders in Charity Game

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Randall Jeppesen & Rod Zundel ReportingIf you've ever wanted to see a gorilla, a bear, and a lion play football tonight's your chance.

Lehi High school is hosting the fourth annual Mascot Bowl.

Sports mascots from a handful of NBA teams, along with local favorites like Cosmo and Swoop, will take on a Lehi eighth-grade little league football team.

Organizer Becky White says it's important to win, at least for one side. She says, "I don't think the mascots take anything seriously, so it's definitely the eight-graders."

The mascots with all their foam and fur actually have won two of the past three games. But what this truly is about is charity and learning. Students in White's sports marketing class run the show. She says the students learn what it takes to put on an event like this, and it is a great experience for them.

The event raises money for the "Firemen and Friends for Kids" charity, established to offer underprivileged children the chance to shop for presents at Christmas time.

There also will be food, prizes and contests.

Festivities began at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks will cap off the evening's activities.

Tickets are $3, children under two are free.

Lehi High School is located at 180 N. 500 East.

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