Community Express (Sept 20 – Sept 27)

by Paul Harris

Hello Railers HC! It’s that time again for the Community Express! We are one week closer to the start of the season. 17 days left…but who’s counting!? We have a lot to recap so let’s jump right in.

Friday, Sept. 22 – Emerald Club and New York Islanders
Before our trip to Bridgeport for the New York Islanders preseason game, we stopped at the Mercy Center in Worcester for a community picnic. The Worcester PD and Mass State Police were there with their horses…Trax made a few friends! Once this event ended, Trax and I drove to Bridgeport in the Railers Raptor. This preseason game had the New York Islanders facing off against the New York Rangers. Trax introduced himself to thousands of Islanders fans. We passed out t shirts to fans and encouraged them to check us out this season here in Worcester! It was an incredible night!

Saturday, Sept. 23 – Shrewsbury Fall Festival, Dragon Boat Race, Wachusett Kids Fest, Walk & Wag (Second Chance AS)
Trax and I went to the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival early Saturday morning. We first appeared at the Shrewsbury Road Race at Dean Park where we met some of the runners. After this we went to Oak Middle School for the Expo. Next, we went to Lake Quinsigamond’s Dragon Boat festival. We teamed up with You, Inc. and had a team race; they did a fantastic job! Our third event of the day was in Monson and was called Walk and Wag and Cruise for the Critters. Second Chance Animal Shelter put on this event. Trax took photos with dogs at the photo booth, as seen below. The last event was Wachusett Kids Fest. Trax got to go on the Sky Ride as well as participate in the BMX Show.

Sunday, Sept 24. – UMASS Cancer Walk, Diabetes Walk
We brought Trax out to two walks on Sunday. We had an amazing time! We first appeared at the Diabetes Walk at Assumption College. Trax met up with Jake the Lion, Wally the Green Monster and Slyde from the Revolution, as seen below. At the UMASS Cancer Walk, Trax went up on stage and danced with a Zumba group. He also high-fived all the walkers at the start/finish line. Overall, it was a fantastic weekend in the community.

All aboard the Community Express!! Come check us out this week at…
Thurs. 9/27 Northbridge Schools 9AM
Thurs. 9/27 Oktoberfest 4-9PM
Fri. 9/28 Big E 9AM-3PM
Sat. 9/30 Sound Tigers Preseason Game @ Fidelity Bank WIC 7PM

Check social media for updates! @trax_railershc

Want to book Trax at your next event? Go to and fill out a mascot request form under the “community tab” on the top of the website…for more information, don’t hesitate to contact me at For a list of all upcoming events, check out Make sure to follow TRAX online on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (Trax_RailersHC)!