WHITING, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Butler Blue has been selected as one of 10 finalists for induction into the Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting. The first round of online voting is set to begin Sunday and the hall of fame says, if selected, Butler Blue would be the first live mascot program to be inducted.
Butler Blue is the only collegiate mascot in this year’s finalist list. If inducted, he would join other Indiana mascots in the hall of fame, including Blue from the Indianapolis Colts and Boomer from the Indiana Pacers.
“Blue wants to thank everyone who voted for him during the first round of voting, and helping us reach the finalist stage,” said Evan Krauss, handler of Blue IV, the current mascot for Butler University. “It’s a great honor to be a finalist, but it would be an even greater honor to be the first live mascot program represented in the Mascot Hall of Fame. We hope we can count on Blue’s thousands of fans around the world to vote for us at least one more time.”
The other finalists include:
- Fredbird (St. Louis Cardinals)
- Globie (Harlem Globetrotters)
- Harvey the Hound (Calgary Flames)
- Iceburgh (Pittsburgh Penguins)
- Jaxson de Ville (Jacksonville Jaguars)
- Southpaw (Chicago White Sox)
- The Raptor (Toronto Raptors)
- Hugo the Hornet (Charlotte Hornets)
- Wally the Green Monster (Boston Red Sox)
The 2021 inductees will be announced to the public Nov. 5, with an official induction ceremony scheduled for June 11 of next year.
Voting is slated to begin at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday and will end at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 23. You can learn more about the finalists by clicking here.