Big Red Needs a New Suit


What does Big Red mean to you?

Big Red, Western Kentucky University’s athletic mascot, was born in the fall of 1979 and celebrates its birthday on December 1st.  Big Red can be best described as the Spirit of Western!  Big Red has become a big hit with fans of all ages throughout the state and the nation.  Big Red’s signature moves are the belly slide and belly shake.

The ultimate fan and supporter of all WKU’s intercollegiate sports, Big Red makes hundreds of appearance around the community each year from wedding receptions, to ribbon cuttings and birthday parties.


We need your help to keep Big Red looking like the furry, lovable creature that we all love.  Please make your gift today.

Spread the word!

  • Joe "Go Big Red!"
  • Robin "I remember Big Red from the beginning as a young girl. To this day he still brings an instant smile to my face and a flutter to my heart!! Go Big Red!!!"
  • Long Live BIG RED! ""
  • Chris Carpenter "Big Red is the best mascot in the world. He needs to also look the best. Go Big Red! I'm calling out all WKU Football Alums to donate. "
  • Ruth "Happy to help get BIg Red a new suit!! I was at the Diddle Arena when he made his debut... an instant hit! Big Red has a special place in my heart, as well for thousands of other fans. Let s spiff him deserving! He does represent WKU Spirit..and this Spirit needs to look good! :-)"
  • Jeff Woods "Love me some Big Red! Go Tops! "
  • Lauren Thompson "I'm doing my part to help Big Red get a new suit!"
  • Katelyn Gaines "Big Red was the first person to welcome me on WKU's campus!! He IS Western! "
  • Al Barman "In honor of my brother. Big Red 87-92"
  • Matt Morrison "Future Toppers Love BIG RED :-) Hadley class of 2033 Madeline class of 2035 Kela class of 2038"
  • Paula Williams "Can't wait to see your new suit. Go Tops and Go Big Red!!!"
  • Todd Beckman "I love Big Red!!! "
  • Jared Rosdeutscher "Go Tops!"
  • Anthony "Big Red represents the Spirit of Western! "
  • Tina Mock-Geary "Go Big Red!! Thanks for some great college memories & opportunities!! "Big Red" - '92-'94"
  • Paul and Mary "Go Big Red! We need for you to look perfect! "
  • Sarah "I love Big Red!"
  • Marc Archambault "I want Big Red to look sharp for WKU and HIlltopper nation!"
  • Kayla "Cannot wait to see Big Red rocking new threads!!!!"
  • Nathan "Get that new fur Big Red!!! Love BFF Nate"
  • Jeff Baynham "Go Big Red! "
  • Adriana "Go Big Red!!!"
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Giving Levels

Big Red High Five

f11 Backers
$5.00 Donation

Big Red Belly Slide

f12 Backers
$25.00 Donation

Big Red Belly Shake

f8 Backers
$50.00 Donation

Big Red Belly Rub

f3 Backers
$100.00 Donation

Big Red Booty Pop

d0 Backers
$500.00 Donation

Big Red Ultimate Fan

d1 Backers
$1,000.00 Donation