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Bedtime Bear "Jeff Oberle" is a Professional Mascot performer living in St. Louis Missouri.
He got his start as a mascot through the Missouri River Otters of the former United Hockey League back in 2005 as a backup/community mascot and has not stopped performing since. He has done professional teams in both Missouri and Illinois across sports including Baseball, Hockey and Football.
He also works with St. Louis Children's Hospital as a volunteer to bring joy and inspiration to kids with terminal illnesses or other Injuries. He also suited up for Six Flags St. Louis During the summer of 2006. To this date at age 22 he has performed at well over 500 professional events and sporting events.
He has been involved in the furry fandom since 2004. But has only been to 2 conventions due to sports team conflicts. He made his Mascot debut as "Tenderheart Bear" of the Care Bears at Anthrocon 2004. He also performed in the Masquerade that year as well with Rapid T Rabbit doing some guitar to Starship's "We Built This City"
More to Come! ~Bedtime
- Tenderheart Bear 2004 - Present
Mascot / Professional
- 2005 - 2006 Missouri River Otters (UHL) Primary Community Mascot/Backup for Home Games *Oscar the Otter*
- 2006 Season Six Flags St. Louis, Costume Character/Entertainer/Bodyguard *Various Characters*
- 2006 - Present St. Louis Bandits (NAHL), Volunteer Mascot *Smokey the Bandit*
- 2006 - 2007 Bloomington Prairie Thunder (UHL), Mascot Coordinator *Chip the Buffalo*
- 2007 - Present River City Rascals (FL), Mascot Coordinator *Rascal, Ruffy and Buffy*
- 2007 - Present St. Louis Children's Hospital, Volunteer Mascot *Snerdlihc*
- 2007 - Present St. Louis Cardinals (MLB), 3rd String Backup *Fredbird*
Convention Participation/Outside Con Participation
- Anthrocon 2004(Philadelphia, PA) - Masquerade
- Murdi Gras 2005 (St. Louis, MO) - Fursuit Bowling at Sunset Lanes
- Ocean City NJ DooDah Parade 2007 (Ocean City, NJ) - Parade, RTR Show, Meet and Greet
- Largest Crowd Entertained at a Sporting Event - 13,945
- Number of Mascot Related Injuries - 0
- Number of Media Interviews with Newspapers/Magazines - 6
- Number of New Characters Performed/Introduced - 2
- Number of National Championships - 1