February 10, 2015
In front of a crowd of screaming kids at the Franklin Institute in Center City, the Sixers introduced their new mascot, Franklin.
He dances. He dunks. And he barks.
The Sixers also revealed the "chief design team" of their mascot project, which consisted of a handful of kids.
/Franklin unexpectedly removes his mascot head [AUDIBLE GASPS] OH MY GOD IT'S EARL WATSON pic.twitter.com/l7lNkus38z— Zoo With Roy (@zoowithroy) February 10, 2015
Ben Franklin discovered electricity, this dog's dunks are electrifying. https://t.co/3N1XXv0LQg— Franklin (@SixersFranklin) February 10, 2015
You won't have to wait long to see Franklin at a game.
He’ll debut on Friday, February 20 when the Sixers host the Pacers. It was also announced that the first 5,000 fans 10 and under will receive Franklin replica jersey, complete with the paw print in place of the number.
For the Sixers upcoming home game against the Jazz (March 6), all kids 12 and under will get a free ticket (limit of five) with the purchase of an adult ticket.