The Mascot Games feature approximately 30 mascots from sports teams across the country competing in a variety of games.
More than 18,000 fans enjoy thrilling and pulse-pounding competition, as mascots from MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA and the Arena Football League battle through gladiator themed games, to see who are the true champions of the mascot world.
Friday, July 25 at 12:30pm Saturday, July 26 at 2:00pm
Jeanmarie is a spirited 8 year old with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, but knowing her, you cannot
accurately call her handicapped. Jeanmarie’s wish was to go to the Maile School for Acting and Modeling. Her goal is to be in a real commercial and she had her first “shoot” this summer. Now she’s ready for T.V.!
UCF Cornerstone Team “Living the Dream” chose to help with Jeanmarie’s wish. They raised $1,142 and planned a fun party at Chuck E Cheese where everyone had a grand time enjoying cake, pizza and games.
As if that wasn’t enough excitement, NHFK volunteer Michelle Chamberland arranged for Jeanmarie to be at her favorite team’s game— the Magic! Following that game, Michael Pietrus invited Jeanmarie to
come back as his special guest for the April 4th game!
Her mom Jeannette shared, “Wow how exciting!! Jeanmarie is jumping with Joy!! It is amazing and I am surprised! We really appreciate everything…this is a dream come true. Thank you for your support.”
New Hope for Kids was recently selected to receive Disney’s “Helping Kids Shine” grant, the premier charitable giving program for the Walt Disney World Resort. This program provides funding for organizations or agency programs that focus on four specific ways of helping children: connecting with adults, constructive use of free time, character development, and compassion. Rick Allen, general manager of Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and fellow NHFK board member, presented a $25,000 check to staff and board members on May 18, 2010. Mr. Allen stated that this is the highest recognition in community relations awarded by Disney.