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Sesame Street's Elmo has taken a PR hit in recent weeks, but most toddlers who love the red, furry monster seem unfazed. Three-year-old Owen Perz, for instance, is still a big Elmo fan, so he had to be loving the giant Elmo balloon that his mom Kelly brought home with her on Monday night. Perz is the head girls basketball coach at Carmel, and the Elmo balloon was tied to a chair on her team's bench during its nonconference game at Lakes. Elmo, along with a cookie cake, was a birthday gift from her players, who knew that the perfect gift for Perz was a gift for her young son. "Well, my son is obsessed with Elmo and the girls are kind of obsessed with my son," Perz said with a laugh. "They got me an Elmo balloon for my birthday, but it's really for him. That was really nice." The Corsairs also gave Perz a gift that was more just for her, a 52-44 win over Lakes that bumps their record to 6-2.