Thanks to a grassroots fundraising effort by dedicated alumni and community supporters, Michigan City High School is pleased to announce that its beloved mascot, Wolfie, will once again howl proudly in the Wolves Den gymnasium and other venues.
The new and improved Wolfie will make his debut during halftime of the varsity Boys Basketball game on Friday, January 11, as the Wolves take on the Valparaiso Vikings at home. Tip-off for the game is at 7:00p.m.
The identity of the performer inside the mascot suit is a closely guarded secret. However, the individual is rumored to be a student-athlete at MCHS. Wolfie has been training tirelessly with the MCHS cheerleaders in anticipation of his big reveal on January 11.
The original Wolfie costume dated back to the mid-1990s, and the mascot suit had become dated and unwearable. MCHS alum Katie Eaton (‘98), who is now President of the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce, spearheaded a fundraising effort this past fall to purchase a new, more modern costume. The effort was facilitated by the Unity Foundation, and major donors included the IHSAA Foundation and members of the Michigan City Rotary Club. Eaton and other representatives will be on hand for Wolfie’s first public appearance.
“Wolfie is a true ambassador for our high school and our athletic teams,” said MCHS Athletic Director Craig Shaman. “We are grateful for the funders who made this possible. I hope the community will turn out on January 11 to officially welcome Wolfie to the pack.”