Boomer, Revs' team dog, retiring
Boomer, the York Revolution's team dog, has begun his 10th and final season as the team's biggest four-legged fan.
The team announced his departure Sunday, April 28, at the first "Bark in the Park" event of the season. He has been with the team since 2010 through the assistance of the York County SPCA.
But Boomer won't be leaving for good, said Revs General Manager John Gibson, who added Boomer will most likely visit PeoplesBank Park in future seasons.
The mixed-breed rescue dog — who also is a therapy dog — is widely recognized and gets plenty of pets throughout York County.
He also serves as the namesake of Boomer's Book Club. Through the program, Boomer has visited thousands of local students to encourage them to read. The program rewards young readers with Revs tickets and other prizes.
Boomer also takes part in the Revs' "Bark in the Park" events, where dogs and their people are invited to visit PeoplesBank Park with a chance to win prizes.
The team is looking for a successor to carry on Boomer's mascot duties and community engagement.
— Logan Hullinger can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter at @LoganHullYD.
Editor's note: This story has been changed to show that this is Boomer's 10th season with the Revs.