DALLAS, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most unique celebrity events of the year will take place in Dallas on Wednesday, Nov. 26, as Capital One Bank, the Dallas YMCA and 100.3 Jack FM bring together fan-favorite professional and local team mascots for a "Mascot Trot" — a fun-filled turkey swagger showdown that kicks off the Thanksgiving Day 2014 Official Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot events a day early. "Mascot Trot" organizers are encouraging all area high school mascots, cheer squads, bands, and fans to participate in the star-studded event that will be broadcast live on WFAA Channel 8 Good Morning Texas.
This will be the third annual "Mascot Trot," which began in 2012 with eight mascots and grew to 25 mascots last year. It's the only event where Dallas' professional team mascots can be seen together. Joining the Turkey Trot's lovable mascot "Tommy the Turkey" in this year's "Mascot Trot" will be the Dallas Cowboys' "Rowdy," the Texas Rangers' "Rangers Captain," and the Dallas Stars' "Victor E. Green."
"We're excited to see how many new pro and local mascots will enter 'Mascot Trot' this year," said Sarah Byrom, Associate Vice President of Communications at YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. "As additional mascots and area high schools also get involved, the event becomes bigger and more fun that ever before. Plus, school mascots get at the thrill of spending time in the TV spotlight along side the pros. We can't think of a more entertaining, family-friendly way to engage the community in the positive spirit of the Turkey Trot."
"Mascot Trot" takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at Victory Plaza in front of the American Airlines Center. Attendees are encouraged to arrive around 8:30 a.m. and will have the opportunity to take pictures with the mascots, shout out to friends on live television and even try their hand at some turkey bowling compliments of 100.3 Jack FM. All attendees will also receive one of the highly coveted and limited-number Turkey Trot VIP Access Passes for entrance into the Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Official Turkey Trot VIP Tent on Thanksgiving Day. The VIP Tent is the only place at the Turkey Trot that offers fresh-baked breakfast, hot coffee, gear check and private restrooms.
About the Capital One Dallas YMCA Official Turkey Trot:
Second only to the Macy's Day Parade, the Official Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot is the largest Thanksgiving Day event of its kind in the world.
The Trot event expects to attract a record number of nearly 40,000 participants this year and includes a certified 5K and a unique eight-mile race distance course. Due to Dallas area construction, the Trot will once again introduce a new racecourse and hope for a new race record time for both racecourses.
Every year, the Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Official Turkey Trot reaches millions in the North Texas area and beyond. Proceeds from the Trot help provide funding for programs vital to the Dallas community, such as: youth afterschool programs; LIVESTRONG Cancer Recovery at the YMCA, diabetes prevention, an Urban Swim program that teaches children live-saving water skills, youth obesity programs aimed at encouraging family wellness through fitness and nutrition and teen programs that educate North Texas area teens on valuable leadership skills.
About The Y
The Y is one of the nation's leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. For more information on how you can become involved with the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, please visit www.ymcadallas.org.
About 100.3 Jack FM
100.3 Jack FM is owned and operated by CBS RADIO. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO also owns and operates KRLD-FM, KRLD-AM, KMVK-FM, KLUV-FM, and KVIL-FM in Dallas-Fort Worth. Listen to 100.3 Jack FM online at www.jackontheweb.com or on mobile devices via the radio.com app.
SOURCE Dallas YMCA