Chihuahuas introduce 'The Bear' bobblehead
POSTED: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 3:14pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 4:04pm
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — The El Paso Chihuahuas unveiled a very unique and desirable giveaway Tuesday afternoon when they announced via Twitter that they will be giving away limited edition Don Haskins bobbleheads at their August 28th game against the Salt Lake City Bees.
In commemoration of UTEP's 100th year, the Chihuahuas will pay tribute to one of the most celebrated Miners as they will be giving away a Don Haskins bobblehead to the first 2,000 fans with paid entry.
"As we near the end of our inaugural season, it is only fitting that we partner with UTEP who has a long-standing tradition in the community," said General Manager Brad Taylor. "We are excited to commemorate the event by remembering the most iconic figures in UTEP history, Hall of Fame coach Don Haskins."
The bobblehead depicts a young Haskins in his iconic "bear" stance, holding a rolled up playbook. His blazer is orange representing the UTEP colors.
The game will also feature a short introduction of UTEP dignitaries, and an appearance by Paydirt Pete and the UTEP Cheer Squad. UTEP President Diana Natalicio will throw out the first pitch.
Haskins, the iconic UTEP men's basketball coach is depicted in an orange blazer, pointing toward the court. Haskins was head basketball coach at UTEP from 1961 to 1999. He won the 1966 NCAA Championship against the Kentucky Wildcats. The film Glory Road depicts the 1966 Championship season.
You can buy tickets to the August 28th Chihuahuas game on the Chihuahuas website now.