DeBella’s 2nd Annual Mascot Mayhem Set For January 22nd

January 5, 2016


On Friday, January 22nd, John DeBella’s Mascot Mayhem will descend upon the hills of Big Boulder Ski Resort.  Up to twenty of the area’s most famous mascots will take part in a crazy ski race down the mountain to claim the title of ‘Mascot Mayhem Champion’ and score a free $5,000 WMGK-FM commercial schedule for the business they represent.  Those watching the race will also have the chance to win an Apple Vacations getaway to Riu Palace in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Mascot Mayhem is part of MGK Day at Big Boulder (2p-7p). WMGK listeners are able to purchase $10.29 lift tickets online so they can enjoy a great day of discounted skiing, classic rock music in the lodge and plenty of MGK prizes in addition to aforementioned trip giveaway to Jamaica.  The idea for Mascot Mayhem came from the WMGK morning man’s desire to ‘add something crazy’ to the MGK Day activities at Big Boulder.  He went on-air and asked listeners for ideas about what he could do and after two days of interesting suggestions from tons of MGK listeners, Mascot Mayhem was born.

The event went so well last year that DeBella decided to bring it back again this year.  Last year’s winner was Tricky The Fox from Pocono Raceway, he edged out Philly Pretzel Factory’s Phil E Pretzel in a highly contested match-up in last year’s Final Round heat. Phil E Pretzel has signed on to compete again this year, the station is awaiting word from Tricky The Fox about whether he’ll be returning to defend his title.
Response from area Mascots has been great thus far.  The station has already secured commitments from: Phil E Pretzel from Philly Pretzel Factory, Hooter The Temple Owl, and Franklin, the 76ers Mascot and Fox 29’s Bus Stop Buddy. The station fully expects to have up to twenty mascots in the next few weeks.
Area businesses that have mascots interested in participating can email WMGK Promotion Director, Dan Fein at