Blue II’s Birthday & Retirement Party
Butler Blue II (Blue) will celebrate both his ninth birthday (3/27) and his ninth year of service (5/20) on Friday, March 29, 2013. Held by the Butler University Student Foundation, and hosted in Atherton Union by the Butler University Bookstore, Blue’s birthday/retirement party is open to the public and will last from noon to 2:00 p.m.
Date: Friday, March 29, 2013
Time: Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Butler Bookstore – Atherton Union
*Refreshments provided by Holy Cow Cupcakes
Blue II participated in his last home Butler Men’s Basketball game on March 9, 2013, where an official “Changing of the Collar” Ceremony took place between he and Butler Blue III. A review of this new University tradition is available in the Butler Newsroom and a video of the event has also been posted for viewing.
Live Web Cam
For those unable to attend the party in person, a webcam will broadcast the event live at the following Web address:
More Than A Party
In celebration and observance of Blue’s big day, special merchandise will be available, Bookstore discounts offered, and contests being held. Additional information on these exclusive, limited time offers are detailed in the menu below.
In addition to the host of Blue II merchandise currently available at the Butler Bookstore, two additional items will be sold for a limited time only, while supplies last.
No. 9 Poster
The first item will be the special edition “No. 9” poster, honoring Blue II’s nine years of service to Butler University as official mascot.
This collage of photography through the years, comprises a No. 9 and pays tribute to “America’s Dog,” and Butler’s mascot. These collectible posters will be available starting March 9, 2013 at the Butler Spirit Shop and Butler Bookstore, as well as online for $4.95.
Evolution of a Mascot Tervis Tumbler
Available beginning March 29, 2013, the special edition Blue II, “Evolution of a Mascot,” Tervis Tumbler is a must-have for any Blue II fan. The 16 oz tumbler, with lid, features cute imagery of Blue’s evolution as a puppy to adolescence, adulthood, and life as a mascot.
Retailing for $19.00, the “Evolution of a Mascot” Tervis Tumbler will be available at the Butler Bookstore and online.
For these special items and other Butler Blue related merchandise, visit the Butler Bookstore website.
- Make a gift to the Bulldog Memorial project, a part of the current Senior Class Gift campaign, and/or;
- Bring an item for donation to the Indiana Bulldog Rescue, which may include dog food, toys, crates or other supplies.
Volunteers will be on site at the party to collect your gift in return for the 20% coupon.