Thunder the Team Mascot
THUNDER! His crazy antics will get your Sports themed event "pumped up."
The self-proclaimed California League mascot of the year, 8 seasons running. A very special dog, he is one of only a few members of the Canis thunderus family. He is known for his ability to stand upright, walk on the tops of chairs, dance, drive quads, and act like a fool. He has a beautiful coat of green fur and wears one of the world's largest pair of shoes. As anyone can see he loves his food, just look at his belly.
Thunder has been entertaining Lake Elsinore Storm fans since opening day, 2001. You can find the lovable canine at all Storm home games in the stands and on the field sharing his antics with fans and players alike. When he's not at the Diamond you can find Thunder all around the Inland Empire spreading the Storm spirit as he makes over 300 community appearances every year.
One of his greatest achievements is spreading the word about going green to the youth of the Inland Empire. With his new book "Go Thunder Green" and the Storm Reading for Rewards assembly, he has been able to share the importance of living a green lifestyle to over 35,000 children in 13 cities and over 50 elementary schools this year.
Get the spirit and book Thunder today!
Also available: GC Gorilla
There once was a family of gorillas that lived deep in the jungles of the Costa Rican Nicoya Peninsula. This family of gorillas was rich in the tradition of the game of baseball.
Every year the gorillas and the locals would hold a friendly game of baseball. However, on one tragic evening, during a jungle game between the locals and the gorillas, one of the gorillas struck out and went crazy on the local men's team, as well as the Umpire. As a penalty for this particular gorilla's behavior, he was sold to a traveling circus. When the circus came to perform at The Diamond in Lake Elsinore, the gorilla escaped from his cage and chose to hide in Thunder's dog house. Thunder and the gorilla became immediate friends because of the gorilla's enthusiasm toward baseball. From that day on, Thunder and the gorilla were inseparable.
Short on funds for bananas, the gorilla got a job on the Storm Grounds Crew. On the Gorilla's first drag, he started to dance and act silly. The crowd's unanimous reaction of joy towards the gorilla's crazy dance moves helped him launch his career into entertainment, and has since been dubbed the "Grounds Crew Gorilla".
You can see the Grounds Crew Gorilla and all of his antics during Storm home games throughout the season.