Mascots can earn anywhere from $25,000 a year to $200,000, depending on the team you mascot for.
Every high school, college, and sports team has a mascot. This is big business.
Perks include getting paid to party with cheerleaders.
Every year, Higher Impact puts on the annual Mascot Training Camp.
They teach you mascot character development, professional mascot performance training, fan interaction, crowd activation, and more.
Mascots weren’t always humans in costumes though.
The first school mascots were real live animals until Jim Henson’s The Muppets inspired modern day mascots.
Professional sports teams didn’t use mascots until 1964 when the New York Mets baseball team introduced Mr. Met, a man with a large baseball for a head.
The University of Arizona has the only collegiate married mascots Wilbur the Wildcat and his wife Wilma. They were married on November 21, 1986.
Snoopy is NASA’s safety mascot. Since 1968, every astronaut wears a silver Snoopy pin when they go into space. Upon their return, the pins are given as a special token of recognition to the people who work to keep astronauts safe.
Even the US Forest Service has a mascot (Smoky the Bear) and the National Crime Prevention Council (McGruff the Crime Dog), McDonald’s (Ronald McDonald), Domino’s Pizza (The Noid), and even the Jobbie Crew (Chippy the Horney Chipmunk).
Just like fight club, mascots never, EVER talk. The only way to communicate is through pantomime. It’s part of the official Mascot Code of Conduct.
What: Mascot Training Camp
When: June 18, 2022
Where: Hilton Garden Inn (San Antonio, Texas)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mascot Training Camp homepage
Mascot Hall of Fame (Whiting, Indiana)