#WhyIDrive: Dylan, Cincinnati Reds Mascot Performer
As this baseball season kicks off, we would like to introduce you to one Cincinnati driver-partner who is more than just a fan. His name is Dylan, but you’ve probably seen him at the Great American Ballpark as a mascot performer for the Cincinnati Reds. That’s right – when he’s not behind the wheel on the road, you’re sure to spot him on the field as his big-headed alter ego!
At the age of 18, Dylan began working with the Reds Rally Pack, launching t-shirts into the crowd after a close friend, already on the team, suggested to his mother that he try out. Now, ten years later, Dylan is responsible for hyping the crowd, attending press events, and meeting fans like you across Cincinnati.
As you can probably imagine, with 162 games each season, his day-to-day life is anything but ordinary. There are days when he works anywhere from one event to four events and days that he has off entirely. Oftentimes, he finds himself attending events before or after games as well. So, we wondered, how does this mascot performer find time to drive?
“I drive about 10-15 hours a week, varying by game times and event schedules. The best part is, I do it on my own time. I mainly find my myself driving on Friday and Saturday nights — I like to make sure that I can help get people home safely after a night of drinking.”
After last season ended in October, Dylan partnered with Uber as a way to stay busy during the off-season, in between events and appearances. He says Uber “is great way to make a few extra bucks on the side and get out of the house for a bit. Oh, and the best part is getting paid weekly!”
Thank you, Dylan, for being a great driver-partner. We’re looking forward to seeing you on the road and field all season long!
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