Dec 5, 2009

G-Mow competes in his second consecutive Mascot Mania basketball game



WICHITA, Kan. – G-Mow Grasshopper and eight other mascots played a competitive 5-on-4 basketball contest Saturday, Dec. 5, at Charles Koch Arena during halftime of the Wichita State Shockers men's basketball game versus South Carolina-Upstate. G-Mow’s teammates included the Cartridge World “Printer," the Mattress Hub's “Cheap Sheep," Red Robin's "Red" and Wichita State's "WuShock." The opponents included the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office "Deputy Dan," Long John Silvers' "Long John Silver," the A&W Root Beer "Bear" and the Wichita Fire Department "Firepup." The opponents' fifth team member, Famous Dave's, did not show for the contest, leaving them one mascot short. Despite the disadvantage, the opponents kept it close, but G-Mow's team was able to post a 4-2 victory. It was a much closer game than in 2008, when G-Mow’s team was shutout 16-0. G-Mow snagged one rebound and nearly blocked a shot by "Deputy Dan." Watch the game in its entirety below. About Grasshopper The Grasshopper Company is a privately held corporation dedicated solely to the design and production of commercial and large-acreage mowing and grounds maintenance equipment. Grasshopper introduced the first zero-turn radius mower with dual swing-out levers in 1969, and other industry firsts include the first diesel-powered zero-turn radius mower in 1983 and the first electric-actuated fold-up mower deck in 2004. Based in Moundridge, Kan., the company distributes its products worldwide and is committed to lean and clean manufacturing practices reducing impact to the environment.

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About Grasshopper

The Grasshopper Company is a privately held corporation dedicated solely to the design and production of commercial and large-acreage mowing and grounds maintenance equipment. Grasshopper introduced the first zero-turn radius mower with dual swing-out levers in 1969, and other industry firsts include the first liquid-cooled diesel-powered zero-turn radius mower in 1983 and the first electric-actuated fold-up mower deck in 2004. Based in Moundridge, Kan., the company distributes its products worldwide and is committed to lean and clean manufacturing practices reducing impact to the environment.
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