McGee, The New Dragon Mascot, To Make Debut

Editor | - April 17, 2013

'The Fuegos, Santa Fe’s professional baseball team, returns for new season'

For many young baseball fans, an encounter with the team’s mascot is a highlight of the game. That will certainly be true this year because the Fuegos, along with team sponsor McGee Memorial Chapel, have created McGee the Dragon to bring added fun to a new summertime favorite in the City Different. With the season about to begin everyone is invited to meet Fuego manager Bill Moore along with McGee the Dragon at a rally for the team on Saturday April 27 at noon during the Santa Fe Youth Symphony’s Play-a-thon on the Plaza.

The crack of a bat, crowds cheering, children giggling at the mascot’s antics — all the sights and sounds that make baseball America’s favorite pastime are about to return to Santa Fe for a second season at Fort Marcy Park. To kick off the new season, fans and families will get a chance to meet the mysterious new mascot in person during the Play-a-thon on the Plaza, the Santa Fe Youth Symphony’s annual concert. The combination of a baseball rally for the Fuegos and live music presented by talented kids from across Northern New Mexico make this a perfect family event. Fuego manager Bill Moore and McGee the Dragon will take the stage from noon until 12:30 to lead the cheers. Following this introduction, Moore, along with several players plus McGee will hang around to meet and greet fans, pose for pictures and sign autographs.

When asked about the affiliation, Russ Harman, managing director for McGee Memorial Chapel and Berardinelli Funeral Services said, “We’re really happy to be a part of this. We’ve been a part of this community and celebrating families for generations, so what better way to do that than sponsor the Youth Symphony and Santa Fe’s baseball team.”

About Fuego Baseball
In 2009 The Las Cruces Vaqueros brought Independent Baseball into New Mexico for the first time since the 1960s. Their success opened the door and the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs was formed in 2010 with teams in Las Cruces, Roswell, Alamogordo, Ruidoso, Carlsbad and Alpine , Texas. The Santa Fe Fuego debuted in 2012. Learn more at

About Santa Fe Youth Symphony
Their mission is to provide young people with opportunities to discover their musical potential, develop that potential into musical skills and appreciation, and to nurture a lifelong passion for music making. More at

About McGee Memorial Chapel
McGee Memorial Chapel aims to provide compassionate and uniquely personal funeral services in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico. For nearly 70 years McGee has built a reputation for care, trust and integrity by assisting thousands of families. In today’s more dynamic, interconnected world, McGee has the ability to provide more personalized, non-traditional and non- denominational services that memorialize loved ones in more meaningful ways. For more information visit

Russ Harman, Managing Partner McGee Memorial Chapel
(505) 984-8600

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