Stadiums USA - America's Home For Stadium Information
  • Member Login

  • register

The First Mascot for the Chicago Cubs...Ever!

Posted January 13, 2014

By Mark Gonzales Tribune reporter 3:10 p.m. CST, January 13, 2014 For the first time in their modern history, the Chicago Cubs have unveiled a new mascot. The mascot, named "Clark," will make his first appearance Monday night in a private visit with children at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s Pediatric Developmental Center. Clark will be accompanied by more than a dozen Cubs prospects participating in the Rookie Development Program. The mascot was unveiled after the Cubs reviewed surveys and fan interviews that conveyed the need for more family-friendly entertainment. The comments included the introduction of an official mascot who works in the community and embraces young fans. In a news release, the Cubs stated that Clark will carry out the Cubs Charities’ mission of identifying improvements in health and wellness, fitness and education for children and families at risk.Clark will make appearances at schools during Cubs Caravan or Cubs on the Move Fitness Program visits; hospital appearances, and a number of family-focused Cubs events. The mascot also will greet fans at Wrigley Field before and during games, as well as assist kids in running the bases on Family Sundays. Families can visit Clark's Clubhouse at Wrigley. Clark will appear at Cubs Convention this weekend at Sheraton Chicago. For the complete article visit: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/chi-chicago-cubs-mascot-clark-20140113,0,7590774.story