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Homer the Dragon Sets New World Record!
05/21/2011 9:37 AM ET
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Homer Hugs for Hope Raises over $3,000 for Charity

FORT MILL, S.C.  - Charlotte Knights mascot Homer the Dragon set the World Record for “Most Hugs Given by a Mascot in a 24-hour Span” from Thursday, May 19th at 9:00 PM to Friday, May 20th at 8:59 PM.  Homer hugged 5,615 people in the Charlotte area in 24 hours.

This project, called “Homer Hugs for Hope”, began at Knights Stadium last night.  Over the past 24 hours Homer appeared at the Epicenter, LYNX light rail, Bank of America plaza, Discovery Place, WCNC-TV studios, Carolina Place Mall and local elementary schools all in search of a hug.  His final hours came during the Knights game Friday night.

The Knights “Homer Hugs for Hope” raised over $3,000 for local schools, Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, and the Disaster Relief Initiative.

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