Thunderbirds Introduce Mascot "Boomer"Sep 13, 2016
Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds are pleased to introduce their first-ever mascot, "Boomer." The newest member of Thunderbirds' first-year history were unveiled Tuesday evening at Uno Pizzeria & Grille in Springfield. "Boomer" was selected after receiving the highest number of votes in the Thunderbirds' "Name the Mascot" contest.
Boomer appearing in public for the first time, was designed and created by AMAZING!! Mascots, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Boomer was the result of an exhaustive process in which the goal was to achieve a design that would become a pillar in the community while maintaining fan- and family-friendly attributes.
Boomer will be a mainstay in the Springfield community outside of Thunderbirds game nights. He will make his first public appearance at the upcoming Eastern States Exposition (the Big E). Boomer will be on hand to participate in the parade sporadically throughout the fair's duration.
"We're so excited to introduce Boomer, the newest member of the Springfield Thunderbirds' organization, to the city of Springfield," said Thunderbirds Executive Vice President Nathan Costa. "There was an overwhelming response to the recent 'Name the Mascot' contest recently conducted through our website and social media channels, and it was a pretty easy decision based on the voting as Boomer was a fan-favorite. We can't wait to get Boomer out into the local community, and we look forward to creating lasting memories for fans young and old for years to come here in Springfield."
Interested community groups, organizations, and events can request an appearance from Boomer by contacting the Thunderbirds' Manager of Community Relations, Ryan Smith, at [email protected]. Additionally, a mascot request form can be found by clicking the banner below.