THE ORIGINS OF COOP

Not so long ago, in the shadows of Mount Rushmore, a special Boomer was born. Hatched under George Washington’s nose, Coop lived with his family in one of the last remaining havens for the Greater Prairie Chicken. 

A descendant of one of the last prairie chicken communities to leave the Schaumburg area, Coop always longed to return to the land of his ancestors. He longed for excitement, and to be able to return to the booming grounds he had heard so much about. 

As a young bird, Coop practiced his booming dance constantly. He yearned for the day he could inflate his majestic orange neck sacks, and display his dance for the world to see.

When he wasn’t practicing his dance moves, Coop loved to watch the millions of children visiting his Mount Rushmore home. He enjoyed their enthusiasm, their excitement, and most of all…their baseball caps. Coop studied the different caps and logos people wore, becoming an expert in baseball through the tutelage of his friend Teddy Roosevelt. 

In between dance sessions one afternoon, Coop made a startling discovery…a family of tourists wore his face on their hats and sweatshirts! Coop was startled, and wondered what it could mean. With a little research, and some help from Mr. Washington, Abe, Teddy, and Tom, Coop discovered a baseball team named the Boomers, and they played out of Schaumburg, Illinois! 

Coop knew it was fate, and he had to be a part of this team! With a little prodding from Mr. Washington, Coop set off to join this booming baseball team in the land of his ancestors. As a stowaway in the Boomers’ family luggage, Coop made his way to the Chicago suburbs. Coop found his new home…the Home of the Boomers. Coop was welcomed with open arms to be the official mascot of the Schaumburg Boomers, and can’t wait to meet all the new Boomers fans, show off his booming dance, and be a part of Boomer Country!