Over the past few years, parents and kids frequently share great memories they have had with Philadelphia sports teams mascots like the Philly Phanatic, Eagles Swoop and Sixers Franklin. The Union are often asked, “mascots are great for kids and families, why don’t the Union have one?”
Given the overwhelming feedback from kids and families, it is time for the Union to bring those same great game day experiences to Union fans. Not only are the Union taking action from fan feedback, we’re actually letting kids drive the design of what will be the Union mascot in the future. Kids will be able to submit their designs in numerous ways: social media (with mom and dad’s help of course), our website, at select local elementary schools and participating Acme stores. Once all of the submissions are received, we’re inviting kids to vote for the finalists. With all of the interaction and feedback from kids along the way, the new mascot is truly “From Kids, to U.”
If you’re more of a “hard facts” kind of person, here are some notes:
- Mascot concepts will be submitted and voted on by kids
- The Union and the original Philly Phanatic, David Raymond, will optimize the final designs for a mascot suit company to create
- Who else has a mascot? Pretty much all pro/college teams in Philadelphia, 20/20 Premier League teams and 15/23 MLS teams
The Union are excited to launch this kid-driven initiative and look forward to seeing all of the great concepts from our young fans.
For more information on how to submit a design, please click here.