UNA’s Live Mascots Attending Brooks Footbal Game Friday

Sep. 10, 2009


FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama’s live lion mascots, Leo III and Una, will attend the Brooks High School football game at Brooks this Friday. The Brooks mascot is also a lion.

Brooks will be playing Rogers High School.

UNA is the only university in the country that has live lion mascots living on campus. The lions attend every UNA home football game and, this year, will begin attending soccer, basketball, volleyball and baseball games.

The lions’ appearance at Brooks this Friday is part of an increased effort to engage UNA and the Shoals community.

“We want people in Florence and the Shoals area to feel that they live in a real college town,” said Judy Jackson, UNA major gifts director, who works with Leo III and Una.

This will be the furthest the lions have ever traveled from the university. The mascots will arrive at Brooks at 5:30 p.m. and will stay until halftime. People are encouraged to come meet the mascots and take pictures.

“Our goal is for the lions to be more visible within the community,” Jackson said.