PHILADELPHIA WINGS INTRODUCE OFFICIAL TEAM MASCOT – MEET WINGSTON
The Philadelphia Wings introduced today a new official team mascot named Wingston. Wingston’s nearly 7-foot frame is covered in soft golden fur with a feathery tuft of fire-engine-red lax flow on the top of his head that swoops from side to side while he makes diving plays at the net. Wingston boasts golden wings on either side of his delightfully oversized head. Dotted with three large jewels, Wingston’s tail is his defining feature. The presence of the red, black and silver jewels is in homage to the Wings rich history, representing the three reincarnations of the team, dating back to 1974.
Dressed in his signature black, charcoal and red Wings jersey, game shorts and sneakers, Wingston is always ready for a catch or to take shots on net. Wingston represents Philadelphia well, sporting no. “215” on the back of his jersey. His unique ability to spin his head 360 degrees around gives him an advantage over the competition, allowing him to see the game from every angle.
The Wings officially welcomed Wingston during a special event at Friends Select School in Center City today, in front of over 300 students.
“Wingston is a fun-loving, lacrosse enthusiast who will be an important member of our team,” said Lindsey Masciangelo, Philadelphia Wings Vice President of Business Operations. “He will be active in the Philadelphia community where he will help grow the sport of lacrosse and engage with fans of all ages.”
No one was more excited than Wingston for the Wings emergence back in Philadelphia. After honing his skills practicing at night when no one was around on open fields in the ever-growing lacrosse communities in Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey, Delaware, Bucks, and Montgomery counties for nearly four years, this was the perfect time for Wingston to reveal himself and enter into the draft. Head Coach Day saw Wingston’s ability and decided to draft him officially making him part of the team.
The Wings recruited character branding consultant Dave Raymond when undergoing the extensive process to develop Wingston. Raymond also consulted on the creation of the Philadelphia Flyers new mascot, Gritty.
Wingston will make his game debut on Saturday, December 15 as the Wings take on the Buffalo Bandits at the Wells Fargo Center at 1 p.m.
Wingston can be followed on Twitter or Instagram @WingstonNLL.