Sports mascots are known to be quite daring during performances and sometimes things go wrong. Whether it was S.J. Sharkie, the San Jose Sharks mascot, getting stuck rappelling from the HP Pavilion rafters or Wild Wing of the Anaheim Ducks failing to completely go through a ring of fire, there's no question to be a mascot you've got to be a little, well, off.
Last weekend, Colorado Avalanche mascot Bernie took part in the Cancer League of Colorado's annual "Over the Edge" event, which allows fundraisers to rappel down 31 stories of one of Denver's most prominent skyscrapers: Glenarm Place Luxury Apartments. Fortunately, nothing went wrong for Bernie as he made the long trip down look quite easy:A video or other embedded content has been hidden. Click here to view it.
(Can we note the awesomeness of the bone-as-number detail on his jersey?)
In order to rappel, participants needed to raise at least $1,000. According to FOX31, nearly $230,000 was raised during the event in Denver, all of which goes toward cancer research and treatment in Colorado. (S.J. Sharkie, by the way, is scheduled to take part in the Over the Edge event in Santa Clara in late August.)
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