Did you catch the article in the Joplin Globe about our encounter with the Kansas City Chiefs mascot, KC Wolf? This photo by Globe photographer Roger Nomer features one of our own, as he tries the skin on for size. Dan Meers, the man usually inside the costume, enchanted the student body with the ABC of Success, a message that emphasizes Attitude, Behavior, and Character.
For a moment or two, buried beneath 30 pounds of costumed fur, [this] 9-year-old officially became KC Wolf, the lovable Kansas City Chiefs mascot.
The Cecil Floyd Elementary fourth-grader couldn’t help but giggle beneath the oversized wolf head as he swung his body back and forth, which in turn jiggled the costume’s 85-inch-wide hips. More than 500 pupils watching from the auditorium floor howled with laughter.
“It was extremely sweaty,” said [the boy] about the experience afterwards. “The shoes were a little awkward, a little funny to walk in.”
And the famed head, with its backward-facing Chiefs hat and googly eyes?
“It was kind of hard to see,” [the boy] admitted, receiving multiple high fives from his classmates after climbing out of the costume.