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Oilman Stan to Help Welcome National Mascot Hall of Fame to Whiting

10/07/2014 11:46 AM -

The City of Whiting is excited to announce a Media Conference for the signing of a Ceremonial Memorandum of Understanding between the parties of the City of Whiting and Raymond Entertainment Group for the National Mascot Hall of Fame (NMHOF).  The Media Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Oil City Stadium in Standard Diamonds Park, 1700 119th St. Whiting, Indiana.  The National Mascot Hall of Fame has the potential of bringing a world-class entertainment venue to the City of Whiting, Indiana.  The 25,000 sq. ft., multimillion-dollar museum will be constructed as a state-of-the-art, interactive family fun zone with a range of exhibits, activities and events that celebrate mascot fun.  The National Mascot Hall of Fame will serve as a catalyst for driving visitors to the Whiting community.

The Media Conference will open with introductions by Mayor Joseph M. Stahura and the self- proclaimed Emperor of Fun, David Raymond of Raymond Entertainment Group.  Details of the National Mascot Hall of Fame Museum will be shared and architectural renderings of the museum will be on display.  Nationally known mascots will be in attendance having fun, signing autographs, and posing for photographs.  Celebrate this partnership and join us to see the Phillie Phanatic (Phillies), Benny the Bull (Chicago Bulls), Southpaw (Chicago White Sox), Clark (Chicago Cubs), Staley da Bear (Chicago Bears), the NMHOF’s Reggy and many more furry mascots entertaining at Oil City Stadium on October 8th.

The City is proud to have such a unique opportunity and we hope that you will join us for this monumental event in Whiting History.        

We are encouraging families and media personnel to wear their favorite sports team jersey! For questions regarding the upcoming Media Conference, contact Mark Harbin at Whiting City Hall.

Northwest Indiana Oilmen mascot Oilman Stan will be attending Wednesday's event to help welcome his mascot friends to the City of Whiting, the new home of the National Mascot Hall of Fame.