On October 1, 2011 a new tradition was hatched at Ripon College, as “Rally” the Red Hawk made his first official performance at Ripon’s Homecoming football game against Knox College. “Rally” cheered the Red Hawks on that day, as they rallied from a 17-13 third quarter deficit to defeat the Prairie Fire, 26-20. The rest is history.
Now a fixture on the Ripon campus, Rally is always around to warmly welcome students — new and old — as they enter campus for the first time, return from Winter Break or gather to celebrate milestones throughout the year.
Rally now makes appearances at several different Ripon sporting events in and around the greater Ripon area, most notably at football and basketball games, which are Rally’s first loves. Rally can also be seen at Ripon’s annual Alumni Weekend, as well as many other community events. His resume includes competing in a mascot kickball game at Fox Rivers Stadium in Appleton, Wis. in celebration of Wisconsin Timber Rattler mascot Fang’s annual birthday celebration each summer.
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