In 2012, Leadership Team Chair Jackie Hoyer placed a phone call to Dick Huebner and asked him to be our very first Ben Franklin mascot. Surprisingly, he said yes! He was very well received with public and quickly became a HMW fan favorite. The idea of having a mascot stuck and recruitment formore Bens soon took place. From 2013 to 2015, HMW had up to six Bens walking the streets of Houston. This year was the year of progress! We had Ben Franklins of several ethnicities and we also had our first female volunteers.