Sept. 1, 2009
Northridge, Calif. - Matty The Matador loves a birthday party.
At last Sunday's WNBA game featuring the Los Angeles Sparks and the Connecticut Sun at the Staples Center, Matty not only attended the game, but also joined in the birthday party festivities for Sparky, the LA Sparks mascot's birthday party. Matty's appearance delighted the many fans who attended the game.
Matty was joined by mascots from fellow Big West schools including Peter the Anteater from UC Irvine, and Prospector Pete from Long Beach State. Also included in the birthday celebration was the mascot from the NHL's Los Angeles Kings.
Matty enjoys the party life. Matty made friends, signed autographs with Sparks and Northridge alumni fans, talked basketball with Sparks greats Lisa Leslie and Candace Parker, and found time to take part in halftime festivities.
Matty also "tweeted" (www.Twitter.com/MattytheMatador) throughout the night about his experience at the Staples Center. Needles to say, Matty was a big hit with the fans.
Additional photos are posted on Matty's Facebook page. www.Facebook.com/MattytheMatador.