Fayetteville, N.C- The Fayetteville Marksmen have unveiled their mascot and the winning submission of the “Name the Mascot” contest.
At a special event on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Cross Creek Mall, the team showcased Marky Marksmen for the first time.
In addition, the team announced CenturyLink as the presenting sponsor of Marky. Fans will see CenturyLink and Marky together around Fayetteville and the Crown Coliseum.
The winner of the “Name the Mascot” contest will be drawn from a pool of names of individuals who submitted the name.
The son of Martha and Michael J. Marksmen, Marky Marksmen is a native of Fayetteville, being born just outside of the Cross Creek Mall in the Spring of 2012.
Soon after his first birthday, Martha and Michael J., along with Marky and his three brothers, moved to California. While there, Marky auditioned for the part of the fox in the music video for the hit single What Does the Fox Say?, eventually losing out to computer generated look-alike.
After his music video career stalled, Marky went on to model clothing for Calvin Klein. He enjoyed a successful career as a model and eventually started a band known as Marky Marksmen and the Chunky Bunch, releasing two number one albums Hockey for the People and You Gotta Be Kidding Me, That’s Not a Hook! (Ode to the Refs).
Missing Fayetteville and North Carolina, the Marksmen family made their way back to town in early spring of 2017. Marky first became acquainted with the local hockey team during a game on April 7th, 2017, when he snuck into the Crown after seeing crowds of people pour into the stadium. It was then that Marky knew he wanted to be a part of the game and the team.
After months of debate, Marky decided to walk in to the Marksmen front office in late July, where he was instantly brought on to serve as the mascot.
Marky was unveiled to the fans at a special event, just outside of his childhood home at the Cross Creek Mall on August 26, 2017.
His hobbies include: mischievous antics, pumping up the crowds at the Crown before, during, and after all Marksmen home games, teaching the youth about hockey and fun, and enjoying events all around Fayetteville!
Suite seats, suite eats. Fans can attend the seven-best games of the season in our Fox Hole Suite, and receive All-You-Can-Eat hotdogs, popcorn, chips, soda, and water! More information is available at: https://marksmenhockey.com/tickets/all-you-can-eat-package/
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The Fayetteville Marksmen are owned and operated by Union Pro Hockey Group and play their home games at Crown Coliseum. The Marksmen are a committed community asset, designed to provide premium entertainment to families and individuals in Cumberland County and surrounding areas.