When it comes to fun in the Inland Empire, there is no one more proficient than Thunder The Big Green Dog. The official mascot of the Lake Elsinore Storm, Thunder is the larger-than-life bright-green fur-covered good boy that always loves to be the life of the party.
Thunder is also the self-proclaimed California League Mascot of the Year, active for 22 seasons, the 2010 & 2011 GameOps.com Mascot of the Year, and was the MVP as the "Most Valuable Pooch" for our 2022 Championship season. A very special hound, Thunder is one of only a few members of the "Canis Thunderus" family. He is known for his ability to stand upright, walk on the tops of chairs, dance, drive quads, and even give the occasional high five. He has a beautiful green coat and wears one of the world's largest pair of shoes.
Thunder first debuted as the primary mascot for the Storm in 2001, taking the place of the former and now retired Storm mascot, Hamlet. He has been a crowd favorite in Lake Elsinore ever since! You can find our lovable canine at all Storm home games, community appearances, and most stadium events! Some of Thunder's favorite appearances include birthday parties, holiday parades, grand openings, and school assemblies. Thunder will go just about anywhere if bribed with Thunder Snacks!
One of his greatest achievements is spreading the word about staying positive every single day to the youth of the Inland Empire. Thunder has a message every day, "Get your rest, then do your best and be positive, the Thunder Way!" PAWS, as he describes it is:
A-ttitude and effort is a choice
W-ith others we can do it
S-imple smiles go a long way
Keep your eyes peeled for The Big Green Dog; you never know where you'll see him next. If you want to see Thunder shake his belly at your next event, contact the Storm at *951-245-4487 *or contact us at [email protected]!