SouthClaw Sam

The Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp are still looking for that perfect person to bring SouthClaw Sam to life.

The deadline to turn in an audition video has been extended through April 18th. Finalists will be contacted for live auditions that will be recorded and posted on social media for fan voting the following week.

Duties for SouthClaw Sam include: representing the team at most games, sponsor events and community appearances; dancing and performing in YouTube and TikTok videos; and creating enthusiasm for fans. Qualifications include: being comfortable performing in front of crowds; ability to handle demands of working in a full-body costume; and being able to work well with others. Previous mascot experience is helpful, but not required.

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