If you get a letter back from Santa Claus this year, it may be because of a gift from a former pro wrestler.
Mick Foley, a World Wrestling Entertainment hall of famer, made a $1,000 donation to the Santa Claus Museum & Village in Spencer County, Indiana, officials with the non-profit said on Monday.
“Elves” at the museum answer letters to Santa every year — it’s been done in the community since 1914 — but it comes at a significant cost.
Foley, who became famous wrestling under names like Mankind, Dude Love and Cactus Jack, will visit the museum to read and sign his new book, “Saint Mick: My Journey from Hardcore Legend to Santa’s Jolly Elf.” Foley’s visit will take place Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. CST.
Admission to the event is free, but seating is limited.
Foley “truly embodies the spirit of Christmas and we look forward to hosting him,” said museum director Emily Thompson.
In a news release, museum officials describe Foley as a “wearer of the red suit.”
(Photo: Stefano Giovannini)
The Santa Claus Museum & Village is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Santa Claus, Indiana. The facility is located at 69 N. Indiana 245 in Santa Claus, Indiana.
To make a donation: To mail a donation to Santa’s Elves, send it to P.O. Box 1, Santa Claus, IN, 47579. To give electronically, use the PayPal link at http://santaclausmuseum.org/membership/
Source: Evansville Courier & Press