Anthropomorphic animals compete to benefit charity at the annual Mascot Games

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In the mood to watch some of the most popular North American mascots compete against each other like gladiators? We’ve got you covered. Hosted on their 25th “anni-fur-sary,” the Mascot Games return to Amway Center for two days to lift spirits in the name of friendly rivalry. All proceeds go to New Hope for Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting Central Florida children and families impacted by the loss of their loved ones, and granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. Every year, the Mascot Games partners with local businesses to put on the show for tens of thousands of guests. To date, more than $300,000 has been raised for the organization. Keep an eye open for your favorite mascots: They’re picked from the MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA and the Arena Football League.

12:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday | Amway Center, 400 W. Church St. | 407-440-7900 | amwaycenter.com | $12-$20



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