Attention parents — free fun for your kids alert.
On Thursday, March 7, Mav'Riks, the Santa Cruz Warriors mascot, will be at the 7-Eleven at 455 Airport Rd. in Watsonville, ready to take photos and offer free food.
The Warriors announced on Tuesday that the seven locally-owned 7-Eleven stores in Santa Cruz County are the new sponsor of Mav'Riks. To kick off the sponsorship, the stores are hosting welcome parties.
The Watsonville welcome party is from 3-7 p.m., with the mascot on hand from 4-6 at the Portola Drive location.
7-Eleven will offer free fresh sandwiches and energy drinks. A $1 donation to Grind Out Hunger will get you an apple and a Pepsi.
“7-Eleven and its franchisees in Santa Cruz want to be a part of the community and give back in areas that are important to our guests,” said Nancy Taylor, zone leader for 7-Eleven stores in Northern California and northwestern Nevada. “The new Warriors basketball team is creating excitement, and we want to share the fun with our 7-Eleven guests by hosting Mav’Riks’ visits to our stores.”
Mav'Riks will also appear at the 7-Elevens at 367 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz and 274 Mt. Hermon Road in Scotts Valley (4-6 p.m.) on Feb. 28, at 602 Laurel St. and 1875 Soquel Dr. on March 5 (4-6 p.m.), and at at 3036 Portola Dr. on March 16 (1-3 p.m.).