The new mascot for the Santa Cruz Warriors is scheduled to appear 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday Dec. 21 at the Second Harvest Food Bank location at Capitola Mall, a food bank spokesman said Thursday.
Mav'Riks the Sea Turtle was recently chosen in a contest to represent the NBA Development League team.
Individuals who make a $5 donation will get a chance to win two pairs of Santa Cruz Warriors tickets, according to Steve Bennett, development director for Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County.
In addition, anyone who makes a $5 donation online gets a chance to win a Grind Out Hunger skateboard deck autographed by musician Chris Rene, Bennett said. To donate online visit www.thefoodbank.org/santacruzwarriors.
Mav'Riks is sponsored by locally owned 7-Eleven stores, Bennett said.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County, based in Watsonville, is billed as a nonprofit providing food to 55,000 clients per month.
The food bank storefront is next to Sears and across from Payless at Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave.
For more information about Second Harvest visit www.thefoodbank.org.