BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots are looking for individuals interested in performing as team mascot Sparkee and his pal Slider for community appearances and games during the 2016 season.

The Patriots are looking for creative, energetic and talented performers to fill the roles of these characters. The mascot's responsibilities include performing at games, representing the team in the community and at various off-site functions, fan-friendly interaction with children and adults, and other duties assigned by Patriots management.

The ideal applicant for the positions should have strong interpersonal skills, be self-motivated, creative, and have the ability to perform in front of large crowds. Previous experience as a mascot or performer is preferred, but not required. The Patriots are looking for individuals who are 17 years or older and candidates must be able to provide their own transportation.

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“Sparkee and Slider are very important parts of the entertainment at our games and at hundreds of events throughout the community. To many fans, they are the Somerset Patriots, so we are looking for the very best to represent us at the ballpark and at these events all year,” said Patrick McVerry, President/General Manager of the Somerset Patriots.

Interested Candidates should contact Justin Keating at 908=252-0700 ext.222 or