Skully, Millersville University’s mascot, had some company this past week. Over the span of two days in August, collegiate, high school, and professional mascots convened at Millersville University to partake in the Keystone Mascots summer camp.
The Keystone Mascots summer camp took place from August 4-6. Erin Blank from Keystone Mascots was tasked with leading this year’s camp. Blank is a four-decade mascot veteran of sports and corporate characters.
“I get to see introverts bloom, break free, and do crazy silly things,” says Blank. “It’s a job that I love, and it’s had such an impact on our family’s life that my kids and husband get involved in supporting the business and making it better for everyone who gets involved.”
Skully and the other mascots worked on their signature moves and other crowd-pleasing tricks. Mascots learned safety, healthy training, comedy skills and how to better promote their respective organizations – all wrapped in a layer of fuzzy fun!
Attendees included mascots from Kingsway HS, New Jersey, Ursinus College, Pocono Mountain West HS, The Vanguard School and professional mascots from Kentucky and Maryland.
“A number of our alumni have been Mascots in the National Hockey League, National Football League, and Major League Baseball,” says Blank. “Some have gone on to get full-time scholarships at division one colleges. I’ve been able to see the Mascot team alumni get married, have kids, and continue to do amazing things within our communities.”
“This funny business is really important to me,” says Blank. “We are steadily shaking off the distance that COVID placed on mascots, and I am sure these performers are looking to laugh, hi-five and dance their way into our communities and remind people that levity is a crucial part of our lives.”
Keystone Mascots is a locally run business with the primary focus of providing assistance and services to help mascots become a marketing tool. For more information, visit Keystone Mascots website.