Giant Bearcat Stands Tall at Fountain Square to Celebrate UC s Largest Campaign

Passers-by at Fountain Square this week will see an unusual sight: a 50-foot inflatable bearcat peering down at them from above. The behemoth bearcat, which weighs 350 pounds and takes only 3-4 minutes to inflate, is the largest inflatable one in the country and signals the launch of the largest campaign in UC history.

Proudly Cincinnati: Tower of Strength, Rock of Truth is the University of Cincinnati’s effort to raise $800 million for students, scholarships and programs. Proudly Cincinnati’s official public kickoff is Saturday, Oct. 25, and it will run through June 30, 2013. The campaign will focus on a number of initiatives that will position UC as the finest public urban research university for the 21st Century:  Learning; Health; Science and Technology; Arts, Design and the Humanities; Urban Solutions and the UC Experience.

The bearcat has appeared at places including Raymond Walters College, Clermont College, the Homecoming Parade, UC Physicians and will appear at the following venues:

  • October 21-24 at Fountain Square
  • October 25 at the Campaign Launch Gala
  • October 30 at the UC vs USF football game

Learn more about Proudly Cincinnati.

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