The Mascot Hall Of Fame (MHOF) is becoming a real thing and Benny the Bull and Tommy Hawk have been elected to the inaugural class. Chicago’s two favorite mascots were selected along with the Penn State Nittany Lion and the Kansas City Royal’s Sluggerr for their impacts on their organizations and fans.

Benny and Tommy met the qualifying criteria to be eligible for the MHOF and then went through a three step voting process. It began with a fan vote, then moved onto votes from MHOF Lifetime Voting Members and Executive Committee Members.

Their official induction will take place at the free-standing MHOF in Whiting, Indiana upon completion in 2018. The 25,000 square foot building is only 30 minutes from Chicago and will include interactive exhibits, activities and events for tons of family fun.

I’ve been very excited about the MHOF since I heard about it about a year ago. Benny is a very deserving honoree for the first class as one of the longest-tenured mascots in all of sports. Tommy is newer to the mascot game but both fit the mold of great mascots.

As the Mascot Hall Of Fame states in their press release, “They have dedicated themselves to becoming positive role models within their individual communities, with their wacky antics and ability to create a smile.“

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