Atlanta (August 8, 2007) – Mascots and children from around Atlanta helped Deepo, the Georgia Aquarium mascot, celebrate his second birthday on Aug. 8, 2007, at the Georgia Aquarium. Deepo and the mascots paraded to the Oceans Ballroom before going head-to-head in games and a dance-off, while children participated in games and activities such as face painting, arts and crafts and ocean bingo. A Polynesian dance troupe and a delicious birthday treat added more excitement to the birthday party. To help Deepo celebrate his birthday, several local mascots, including Zhu-Zhu (Zoo Atlanta’s Panda), The Coca-Cola Polar Bear, Captain Planet, Freddie Falcon (Atlanta Falcons), Buzz (Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket), Pounce (Georgia State Panther), the Chick-fil-A “Eat Mor Chikin” Cow and the AirTran Plane, joined in on the fun and activities. As part of the celebration, Deepo invited children in third through eighth grades to write his birth story. Amber Stevens, 14, wrote the winning story and was invited, along with 10 of her friends, to be the guests of honor at Deepo’s birthday celebration. The group also received a special behind-the-scenes tour. 100 children from The School Kid’s Club, Giving Back Foundation Inc. and Greater Vine City Opportunities also attended through sponsored admission tickets to join in the celebration.
For more information, please contact the Communications department. About the Georgia Aquarium The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, is the world’s largest with more than eight million gallons of water and the largest collection of aquatic animals. The mission of the Georgia Aquarium is to be an entertaining, educational and scientific institution featuring exhibits and programs of the highest standards, offering engaging and exciting guest experiences and promoting the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. For additional information, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org.