Savannah Ghost Pirates reveal winning name of mascot
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The Savannah Ghost Pirates revealed the winning name for their mascot.
The mascot is named Davy.
The Ghost Pirates held a contest to name the mascot before the season begins.
People gathered around a pirate ship to see for the very first time the Savannah Ghost Pirates, Davy, and children were overwhelmed as well.
This pirate ship at Memorial Health Children’s hospital was packed with excitement.
“It’s an exciting day for us.”
After 3,000 name submissions, Davy is the star of Savannah’s first franchise hockey team.
“As soon as I heard it, I thought it was great.”
While the reveal brought joy out here, the real excitement was inside the children’s hospital.
As Davey paid children in the hospital that needed some uplifting a visit.
“He has a couple gifts for you actually.”
Davey seeing his first fans...
“Can you sign it?”
And lifting spirits.
“Put a smile on your face? Mhmm”
And seeing more smiles like this are why COO of Memorial Health David Hoffenberg says they decided to reveal Davy’s name here.
“They may be going through some of the worst experiences of their life, having a child as a patient here at the hospital so being able to bring some joy and some fun is always a special thing for us.”
Ghost Pirates’ President Bob Ohrablo says reaching children is exactly their mission for Davy.
“Getting him out to schools, you know we want to connect with kids and a mascot is a great way to do that.”
A hockey fan himself, Hoffenberg says that’s one of the many reason Memorial is sponsoring the Ghost Pirates mascot.
“To hear that the Ghost Pirates already have plans to grow youth hockey and adult recreational hockey is great because people have access to a sport they currently don’t have access to right now.”
Before the games even begin,
They’re making a difference.
Watch the name reveal below:
The contest ended last Friday.
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