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Official FIFA World Cup Mascot Plays Football With Customers At Dolphin Shopping Centre

Posted on: 15/06/2018

The Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole welcomed the official FIFA mascot, Zabivaka, on Saturday June 9 following Sunseeker announcing its sponsorship of the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Sunseeker set up a penalty shoot-out area in the Dolphin Shopping Centre for children and adults to play football and meet with Zabivaka. Children were encouraged to play football and score goals with the official mascot at three allocated times during the day.

John Grinnell, centre manager at the Dolphin Shopping Centre, commented: “It was great to welcome Zabivaka to the centre on Saturday. We had positive feedback from families that really enjoyed scoring goals with help from Zabivaka. Children were excited to meet with Zabivaka and came dressed in their football kits ready to play.

“We ended up doing three meet and greets with Zabivaka over the course of the day, rather than two as originally planned, as there were children ready and waiting as soon as the wolf arrived.”

Sunseeker International has the exclusive use of Zabivaka as part of its Tier One sponsorship of the FIFA World Cup global sporting event which kicks off on June 14. Zabivaka, a grey Russian wolf, translates in Russian as ‘the one who scores.’

For more information on events at the Dolphin Shopping Centre, visit www.dolphinshoppingcentre.co.uk




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