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Homer the Dragon Sets Hug World Record

Congrats to Homer the Dragon and everyone at the Charlotte Knights! According to a tweet by @KnightsBaseball, Homer the Dragon set a new world record for most hugs by a mascot in 24 hours with 5,615 hugs! That’s pretty intense.

In addition to setting a world record, Homer the Dragon was also looking to support a few local charities. The event, called “Homer Hugs for Hope,” suggested a $1 donation per hug. All donation proceeds from the hugs would be going to support local charities. According to press release the Knights were “hoping to raise $8,000 to be distributed to the following charities: local schools, Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, and the Disaster Relief Initiative.”

Not familiar with Homer the Dragon? Here’s a little more information from his bio page:


  • Name: Homer the Dragon
  • Position: Mascot
  • Birthday: April 15, 1989
  • Birthplace: Knights Stadium – Fort Mill, SC
  • Years in the Game: 14
  • Height: 6’2″
  • Weight: 250lbs (50 of it is in that tail)
  • Appearances: Green with orange hair and a hint of dragon odor!

No word yet if they reached their $8,000 goal. Regardless, TMB approves of mascots giving back to the community and seriously, who couldn’t use a hug from a mascot these days?


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