MASCOT APPEARANCE REQUEST
I.0 Mascot Appearances
The Eastern Washington University (EWU) Mascot, "Swoop," is the property of EWU Atheltics, and is always the representative of EWU. As such, "Swoop" appears at official EWU events and may also appear at other events where his appearance enhances the University image. "Swoop" will be available to appear for off-campus EWU and non-EWU related activities, including but not limited to, birthday parties, weddings, etc.
I.1 Appearances Availability
Anyone can request "Swoop" to attend their event, but there will be no guarantees. Appearances will be based on availability only and priority is given to EWU events. EWU Athletics prefers to keep appearance time to a maximum of two hours.
I.2 Non-permissible Events
Swoop shall not be permitted to appear at events that may reasonably constructed as advancing a political agenda, religion, or personal business interests.
I.3 Request Notification
All requests for "Swoop" appearances must be submitted, in writing or email, at least two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled event.
The cost for Swoop to attend an event will be the following:
- Spokane County - $50 first hour, each additional $25/hr
- Seattle - $250 (includes travel to and first hour, each additional $25/hr)
- Tri-Cities & Surrounding area - $150 (includes travel to and first hour, each additional $25/hr)
- Ellensburg - $175 (includes travel to and first hour, each additional $25/hr)
- North Idaho - $100 (includes travel to and first hour, each additional $25)
- Hotel if needed $100/ night
Fees may be waived upon EWU Athletics approval for certain charitable/community events.
II.0 Costume Damage
In the event that any part of the Swoop costume is damaged at an event due to misconduct on the behalf of one of the guests in attendance, the individual/department requesting "Swoop" will be charged a replacement cost for each damaged item.
Body & Tail - $500
Legs - $75
Head - $650
Hands - $75
Clothing - varies from $50 - $250, depending on item damaged
III.0 Where To Send Appearance Requests
Please use the Swoop Request Form for faster response.