Stags’ furry mascots Sammy & Sally the Stag will take penalties at half-time today in a bid to raise money for The Radford Foundation.
The duo will take on the mighty JYSK goose, beloved mascot of the Danish owned Scandi furniture store group, ahead of the launch of Mansfield’s new-look store at Portland Retail Park on Saturday 03 November.
Early bird customers at the first day of the store’s celebrations will be treated to a FREE Danish breakfast and everyone will get the chance to take advantage of Mansfield-exclusive prices.
All three mascots are planning a warm up routine before kick-off for the entertainment of the crowd.
Sally and Sammy will each have five shots at goal during the half-time interval today.
Every shot netted is worth a £50 donation to the club’s charity The Radford Foundation, so the crowd will be encouraged to cheer for the mascots as they lock horns to raise up to £500 from JYSK.
A JYSK spokesperson said: “As geese are not natural footballers, and giant webbed feet aren’t best suited to ball control, hopes are high that it will be a case of Stags 10, JYSK Goose 0 for smiles all round.
“Customers visiting the new-look store will find it bright, light, beautifully laid out and filled with Scandi inspirations, great offers and the warmest welcome in Mansfield.”
The Radford Foundation was set up in 2013 by Stags’ chairman John Radford and CEO Carolyn Radford.
The charity is designed to promote the growth and development of disadvantaged people in Mansfield and surrounding areas by focusing on creative positive change and facilities on behalf of the local community.