Tommy - UNC-Pembroke school mascot
Posted by: NCDaywalker
N 34° 41.326 W 079° 12.049
17S E 664807 N 3840002
Quick Description: Tommy is a bronze casting of a Red-tailed Hawk, given to the school by the Class of 1999. "See the hawk within yourself"
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 1/24/2010 3:27:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM8463
Tommy is mounted on a large granite stone in the quad between the Givens Performing Arts Auditorium and the PE complex. As the story goes a UNC-P Brave before an important game came by the sculpture and rubbed the hawk for good luck. A tradition was born and a mascot for the school. Oh yeah, they won that pivotal game to advance to higher level of play. Plaque mounted on rock under the sculpture of Tommy reads: "TOMMY" The Red-tailed Hawk is a gift from the Class of 1999. This tribute honors the spirit of the UNCP Braves. See the hawk within yourself, dedicated February 10,1999, Artist Paul Van Zandt.
School name: University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Artist: Artist Paul Van Zandt
Year Created/Dedicated: February 10,1999
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