Twister makes appearance at Tennessee Smokies game

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this month, Twister, the King University mascot travelled to a Tennessee Smokies baseball game to compete in their Mascot Olympics. While there, Twister and the other mascots mingled and took pictures with the fans prior to the game.

Other mascots that also participated were, a duo from Wendy's, a lion from the Knoxville Zoo, the Knoxville Ice Bears mascot, the K-Mart blue light bulb, the Shoney's bear and the Bubba Gump Shrimp Man, just to name a few.

During the game, there were a few competitions where Twister was partnered with the Shoney's bear. In all, the event was a lot of fun for all who participated.

"The Mascot Olympics were a chance for me to meet our mascot for the first time. I was amazed by how Twister interacted with the fans and how fun he made the event," said cheerleading coach Debbie Neilson. "The competition was fun to watch for everyone and was very successful.  We plan and look forward to attending many more events this year."

The Tennessee Smokies are located in Kodak, Tenn., and are a Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. Follow the link at the bottom of this story to view some pictures from the event.

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