The Philadelphia Wings, a member of the National Lacrosse League, recently turned to West Grove resident Dave Raymond and his company, Raymond Entertainment, to develop a new mascot, named Kingston, for the team’s rebirth, writes John George for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
“We used the same people who helped develop Gritty,” Shawn Tilger, the team’s governor, said of the Flyers’ mascot.
Philadelphia previously had a professional indoor lacrosse team with the same name, but it relocated to Connecticut four years ago. Tilger said he wanted to rename the new team, but a contest to decide a new name showed overwhelming support for keeping the Wings.
“Respecting the fans’ desire for the Wings name, we wanted the look to feel fresh but also pay homage to the history of indoor lacrosse in Philadelphia,” said Lindsey Masciangelo, vice president of business operations for the Wings.
This has been accomplished by using the previous team’s “W,” but with a refreshed look and new color scheme of red, gold, and charcoal.
Kingston and Gritty will now be making a joint appearance to help promote the team ahead of its home opener on Dec. 15.
Read more about the Philadelphia Wings in the Philadelphia Business Journal here.