Eugene, OR - Victor-E, the Generals’ mascot, recently made an appearance in support of the Polar Plunge taking place in Eugene.
The Polar Plunge is an event where participants gather and "plunge" into the cold water to support Special Olympics Oregon. Groups gather to "take the plunge," where each group dress in different costumes, often with a certain theme.
Last Saturday at Maurie Jacobs Park in Eugene, hundreds of people gathered together to brave the cold waters of the Willamette River. Each participant who takes the plunge into the water raised $50 beforehand, with all the proceeds benefitting local Special Olympics teams.
While Victor-E did not take the plunge into the water himself, he was in attendance cheering on the plungers and taking pictures with those at the event. The eagle was also involved in supporting the costume contest as well as interacting with his other mascot friends (see below).
Victor-E with Casey the Fire Safety Dalmation
Like other local events the team has been involved in, Generals Owner Ken Evans expressed the importance of being involved in the community, even with just the team mascot present. “Supporting a great organization such as Special Olympics Oregon is something we are more than happy to do. The camaraderie and friendship between Victor-E and the Polar Plunge participants is wonderful and really shows how united our community is.”
Be on the lookout for Victor-E at the Generals' home regular season finale next weekend against the Wenatchee Wolves. Tickets for both games on Friday, February 26th and Saturday, February 27th are available online at eugenegenerals.com.
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