Philadelphia, PA - The Philadelphia Flyers presented their official team mascot known as Gritty, a seven-foot, orange, frizzy creature, that is going to take an active role in the Flyers community outreach efforts in and around the Philadelphia Region.
Meet the Philadelphia Flyers New Mascot Gritty
The Flyers formally welcomed Gritty at the Please Touch Museum in Fairmount Park, to more than 600 students from the Philadelphia School District.
The event was the end result of a few teasers in which the Flyer organization has recently dropped on their social media accounts describing the new mascot's odd "story." (See Below) Gritty ended up being "found" by the team, discovered during a large-scale construction and building work presently taking place at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers New Mascot Gritty's Story
"His father had been a "bully," so obviously Gritty shows some of those tendencies - talented but feisty, a fierce competitor, known for his agility given his size. He's loyal but mischievous; the ultimate Flyers fan who loves the orange and black, but is unwelcoming to anyone who opposes his team. Legend has it he earned the name "Gritty" for possessing an attitude so similar to the team he follows."
"He claims that he's been around for a lot longer than we know it, and recent construction at the Wells Fargo Center disturbed his secret hideout forcing him to show his face publicly for the first time. He has some oddities that are both humorous and strange. Sometimes he's been caught eating snow straight from the Zamboni machine, and unbeknown to most, his love of hot dogs has been inflating the Flyers Dollar Dog Night consumption totals for years." From the Flyers Website