VIDEO: Bandits, Abbotsford News and Highstreet team up to launch official Bandits mascot naming contest

VIDEO: Bandits, Abbotsford News and Highstreet team up to launch official Bandits mascot naming contest

Newest member of pro basketball team has arrived

The first member of the Fraser Valley Bandits is officially in Abbotsford.

The team’s mascot arrived in the Lower Mainland late last night, and to help introduce the mascot to the community, the Bandits are launching an exciting contest in partnership with the Abbotsford News and Highstreet Shopping Centre just days after the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s announcement of New Era as the CEBL’s Official On-Court Partner.

Little is known about the mascot so far, but the team has released a mysterious video of the masked crusader.

To add to the fun, the Bandits have called upon public opinion to help decide on the mascot’s official name. Together, the Bandits, Abbotsford News and Highstreet are calling upon citizens of the Fraser Valley to enter their choice of name for the mascot on the Abbotsford News’ Facebook page.

The naming contest runs until Thursday, Dec. 13 at 12 p.m. The official name of the mascot will be announced at a later date.

The successful entrant will win two bronze season tickets for the team’s inaugural season, a photo-op with the mascot at centre court of Abbotsford Centre, and a Bandits t-shirt.