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Mascot Mayhem returns to Milton Keynes

Date Posted:14/05/2014

Mascot Olympics 2014Mascot Mayhem is due to return to the Theatre District in Central Milton Keynes as Saturday 21st June is announced as the date for the 2014 Mascot Olympics.

The award winning event attracts football, rugby and other sports club mascots, as well as those representing businesses and community groups, from all over the country.  Regulars include Bartley Blue from Cardiff City FC, Roary the Tiger from Hull FC, Captain Blade from Sheffield United FC and the mascot who won last year’s Most Entertaining Mascot title – H’angus the Cheeky Monkey from Hartlepool United FC.

Milton Keynes mascots plan to be out in force, including last year’s overall Olympic Champion – Twizzle from 360 Play.  So far to date a local mascot has won the event twice – with Gully Mouse from Gullivers being the original winner in 2007.  

This year the event supports a local charity with a huge National remit.  Emily’s Star was set up by local Mum Katie, and her family and friends, after she tragically lost little Emily at only 26 days old.  When Emily was born she was diagnosed with the little known, but sadly 2nd most common syndrome in the UK, Trisomy 18, or also known as Edwards Syndrome. Two years on the now registered charity works nationally to raise awareness and support others who are touched by Trisomy 18.  They also provide Emily's gift neo-natal boxes that have much needed items for premature & underweight babies and their Mums, as well as help and support the children with complex needs nurses who care for all babies & children within Milton Keynes who suffer with life limiting or life threatening illnesses.

The Mascot Olympics not only provides much hilarity for spectators, young and old, but also offers the chance to get involved in some of the events, take part in the Mascot Parade and warm up as well as FREE parkour and cheerleading workshops at lunch time.  Emily’s Star will be raising money through many fun stalls and there will also be live music, a fun fair and other activities.  

Sara Mills, the organiser of the Mascot Olympics, said, ‘when this event was created it was to help celebrate MK’s 40th birthday back in 2007, and now 8 years on it has grown as an event beyond recognition!  Each year we try to include the best parts from the year before, which means we will again provide the very popular undercover grandstand seating and the fun of the opening and closing ceremonies.  However, we do like to make sure we keep the mascots, and spectators, on their toes and provide new challenges, so for the first time ever we are going to experiment with a giant sack race as an event this year ... I can’t even imagine how much chaos it is going to be!  The mascots love the chance to mix with the spectators and drum up support for their characters, and I can promise that you will never see or experience anything quite like this day anywhere else, ever!’

More details about the Mascot Olympics and Emily’s Star can be found on the Theatre District website – or on their facebook page.