The Toledo Walleye and Fort Wayne Komets (those are minor-league hockey teams, if you couldn’t tell by the names) will take the ice next month looking like Nintendo games.
The Walleye are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the North American release of the Nintendo Entertainment System with an 8-Bit Night promotion. The jerseys are modeled after Super Mario Bros., though the team has to refer to the characters on the jerseys as “a certain plumber and his spike-shelled nemesis” for legal reasons.
The jerseys will go straight from the locker room to a live auction after the game, with proceeds going to support three charities.
- Dan Gartland