The Live Mascot program is one of Fresno State’s most beloved campus traditions. Beginning in 1921 with student body president Warren Moody and a tough-looking Bulldog who came to campus every day, the Live Mascot Program has grown exponentially in the last hundred years. Read more about the history of live mascots at Fresno State.
Today, Victor E. Bulldog III loves peanut butter, squeaky toys, and meeting new people. He's been known to chase Fresno State squirrels around campus when he's not busy cheering on the Red Wave at athletic events or giving our scholarly students a pup talk. With over 20,000 fans on social media, a quarterly newsletter, and a busy schedule of events, Victor E. Bulldog is always actively engaging to encourage new connections to campus.
The Live Mascot Program is completely dependent on support from fans and friends like you! It takes a lot of time, talent, and energy to serve the 300,000 Fresno State alumni in our community. All funds raised during this Mascot Mania crowdfunding campaign will empower the program to continue finding new ways to uplift and inspire the Central Valley. Your generosity will support:
Transportation to over 300 appearances each year, both on campus and in the community
Healthcare, licenses, and insurance to help us keep our “Pride of the Valley” safe n’ sound
Necessary supplies for daily care like food and medication that keep Victor E. Bulldog healthy and happy
Every gift, no matter the amount, makes a huge impact in how we’re able to serve Fresno State.
Ways to Support
THROW US A BONE! Make a gift to support Victor E. Bulldog and the future of the Live Mascot Program.
SHOP ‘TILL YOU DROP! Go shopping at Fresno State’s newest store, the Kennel Marketplace, and round up your purchase. All funds raised at the registers will go towards our crowdfunding goal!
BECOME AN AMBASSADOR! Share Mascot Mania with your friends and family to help us spread the word about the work we do.
Choose a giving level
Toss a Treat
For every $10 donation, we'll give Victor E. one of his favorite peanut butter treats.
A gift of $350 sponsors an entire month of supplies (food, medication, bones, etc.) for Victor E. Bulldog! Friends who give at this level will receive a personalized video message from Victor E. thanking them for their support.
A gift of $500 will help keep the live mascot legacy alive and ensure that the program can continue with Victor E. Bulldog IV and beyond. Friends who give at this level will receive a personalized video message from Victor E. thanking them for their support and exclusive access as we welcome the next generation of mascot excellence.