It’s a lot of work being the nation’s most lovable and recognizable mascot!
With hundreds of events and appearances each year, from sporting events to wedding receptions and birthday parties, Big Red, The Spirit of Western, is one of the hardest working mascots in show business, and that means the occasional wear and tear that comes with any piece of equipment. You can help us kick off WKU’s SpiritFunder campaign in a Big Red way by contributing to the Big Red program which includes the purchase of a new Big Red suit!
A typical Big Red suit has a lifespan of approximately two years, and while there is no danger of Big Red going away, it’s time to get our favorite mascot something new to wear, and that’s where you can help! All funds raised through the SpiritFunder go directly to the Big Red program which will help to fund the purchase of a new suit as well as additional opportunities to showcase everyone’s favorite, furry mascot.
Additional funds beyond the cost of a new suit will go towards enhancing the program and starting an endowed scholarship for those students that portray the image of Big Red. Please consider making a gift today and Go Tops!
Q: Is Big Red in danger?
A: No! Big Red is in absolute no danger at all.
Q: What are the funds being used for?
A: A typical Big Red suit is used for hundreds of events each year and has about a two-year life span. Over the years, fans of Big Red have asked how they can directly support the Big Red program and the SpiritFunder gives these fans a way to help enhance the program. Funds raised will go to help purchase a new suit and create scholarship opportunities for the WKU students who portray the image of Big Red.
Offer Update #1: Big Red Needs a New Suit
Thank you so much to everyone that has made donations! Let’s keep it going to help Big Red make even more appearances to spread that WKU Spiriti!