El Paso Chihuahuas’ Chico, UTEP’s Paydirt Pete to meet fans at Centennial Museum

By on July 29, 2014

El Paso Chihuahuas mascot Chico and UTEP Miners mascot Paydirt Pete will be available for a meet-and-greet from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at UTEP’s Centennial Museum.

Both Miner and Chihuahua fans can take photos with the mascots and purchase tickets to the Chihuahuas’ UTEP Centennial Night game on Thursday, Aug. 28. Those attending on Friday will get a frozen treat.

A Chihuahuas representative will be present from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. to sell game tickets reserved for UTEP students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends.

The UTEP community is invited to help celebrate the University’s Centennial and wear Miner Orange as the Chihuahuas face the Salt Lake City Bees at 7:05 p.m.

The game takes place on Thrifty Thursday, which includes $2 pricing on select beers, soda, value popcorn and Chihua’rrrines.

Game tickets include $2 in Bark Bucks to be used at concession stands or the team store.

Chico, who received national attention when he was unveiled, is currently in the running in MiLB’s Mascot Mania online voting contest. Paydirt Pete has served as UTEP’s mascot for more than three decades and was a finalist in the Capitol One Mascot Challenge in 2010.



Veronique J. Masterson is UTEP's public information officer and may be contacted at 915-747-7503 or