Hoisington elementary students were treated to a visit by Dan Meers, who performs as the Kansas City Cheifs’ mascot, KC Wolf, on Thursday morning at Roosevelt Elementary School. The visit was courtesy of the Hoisington Elementary Parents Association.
Meers presented a talk about bullying, “Be a buddy, not a bully,” to students from both Lincoln and Roosevelt Elementary Schools. He shared stories from his childhood, and using volunteers from the student body, illustrated his points with costume and humor. One second grade student dressed up in the KC Wolf mascot costume as Meers shared little-known facts about each piece from shoes to the wolf-like head covering.
Even younger students appeared to have a firm grasp on what is considered bullying, and even the types, including cyber-bullying. Meers message served to reinforce earlier lessons. Meers not only appears as mascot during Chiefs’ games, he also makes regular appearances at elementary schools, nursing homes, birthday parties, wedding receptions, and has even escorted brides down the aisle, he said. He is preparing for a trip to London, England, where on Oct. 26 the Chiefs’ will play the Detroit Lions, he said.