Jazz Bear is the mascot for the NBA team, the Utah Jazz. Jazz Bear was introduced to the league in 1993. Jazz Bear has received over 50 awards for charity service including the RC Willey community service award. Born in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, Jazz Bear was destined to be a star. After graduating Bear Point Academy and performing as a member of the Bearnum and Bailey Circus (where Bear learned most of his tricks), Bear was finally discovered by a Jazz scout and was able to bring his high-flying, crowd-pumping skills to Jazz fans young and old. Jazz Bear separates himself from the rest with his combination of pyrotechnics and acrobatics. Jazz fans have the pleasure of watching Bear repel from the arena ceiling, as well as sledding, surfing and biking down the arena stairs. Some Bears hibernate when it gets cold; Jazz Bear prefers dunking through hoops of fire for warmth. The Jazz Bear is known to locals simply as Bear. Bear is a huge part of the Jazz's success. wiki
My personal feeling is that the Jazz Bear is somewhere in the 100-150k range. I have no proof of this but I figure he has 46 or so home games a year plus playoffs which keep him busy from Sept until May/ June. He has numerous charity events, dinners, and public appearances as well. I imagine with home games, playoff games, all-star events, Jazz events, charity events, Christmas projects, and everything else he does that we don't see I figure him for 100 appearances a year or so, maybe more.
He is by far one of the most celebrated mascots in the history of sports. He has the ability to do things that no one else has done. He lifts weights with team on a daily basis and is considered a member of the Utah Jazz Team. The state of Utah has even named a day after him. Let the Utah Jazz Bear videos commence.
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