Attention parents — free fun for your kids alert.
On Saturday, March 16, Mav'Riks, the Santa Cruz Warriors mascot, will be at the 7-Eleven at 3036 Portola Dr., ready to take photos and offer free food.
The Warriors announced on Tuesday that the seven locally-owned 7-Eleven stores in Santa Cruz County are the new sponsor of Mav'Riks. To kick off the sponsorship, the stores are hosting welcome parties.
The Live Oak welcome party is from 12-4 p.m., with the mascot on hand from 1-3 at the Portola Drive location.
7-Eleven will offer free fresh sandwiches and energy drinks. A $1 donation to Grind Out Hunger will get you an apple and a Pepsi.
“7-Eleven and its franchisees in Santa Cruz want to be a part of the community and give back in areas that are important to our guests,” said Nancy Taylor, zone leader for 7-Eleven stores in Northern California and northwestern Nevada. “The new Warriors basketball team is creating excitement, and we want to share the fun with our 7-Eleven guests by hosting Mav’Riks’ visits to our stores.”
Mav'Riks will also appear at the 7-Elevens at 367 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz and 274 Mt. Hermon Road in Scotts Valley, at 602 Laurel St. and 1875 Soquel Dr. on March 5 and at 218 Cardiff Pl. in Santa Cruz and 455 Airport Rd. in Watsonville on March 7 (all 4-6 p.m.).