Mascots to battle Thursday on Fountain Square

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Skyline Chili is hosting a mascot battle on Thursday, during which mascots from the Cincinnati Reds, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and Skyline Chili will compete in games of skill and chance for charity.

Coney Man (Skyline Chili) is competing on behalf of Hoxworth Blood Center; Gapper (Cincinnati Reds) is competing on behalf of the Reds Community Fund; The Bearcat (University of Cincinnati) is competing on behalf of Barrett Cancer Center; and the Blue Blob (Xavier University) is competing on behalf of the American Cancer Society

The winning mascot will receive bragging rights, as well as a $1,000 donation in their name to the charity of their choice. Each charity will be on hand to accept a giant check, should their mascot be victorious.

The mascots will compete in hula hooping, a Skyline server obstacle course and mascot corn hole.

Thursday's event is at noon on Fountain Square. FOX19's Frank Marzullo is the emcee.

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