1971 Raider Red Headlines
Congratulations to Raider Red!
2021 NCA National Mascot Champion!
July 25, 2021:
Raider Red won several top awards at the National Cheerleaders Association summer camp in Dallas.
• Mascot All American
• Best Mascot
• Gold- Full Paid Bid to College Nationals in
Daytona April 2022
Thank you Raider Red Statue Donors!
UPDATE August 2021:
The "107 Steps to Victory" grassroots fundraising campaign to build a Raider Red statue in celebration of his 50th birthday is now fully funded ! An additional gift of $150,000 from the Texas Tech Credit Union combined with donations from the “107 Steps to Victory ” project, and earlier donations have now provided the funds necessary for the Statue.
The Statue is being created by Lubbock artist 1963 Tech graduate Garland Weeks. The process should take about one year with an expected installation and dedication to be in the Fall of 2022. The Statue will be located outside the Frazier Alumni Center at the intersection of Akron Ave. and The Drive of Champions.
The bronze statue of Raider Red will stand 7.5’ tall with a double-T on his belt buckle and boots, and both arms extended with hands in the “Guns Up!” position.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for your name to be attached forever to the historic Bell Tower. Inside the tower, there are 107 steps to the top. All Sponsors will receive a 12" replica statue signed by the creator Jim Gaspard for their participation in this Step sponsorship campaign.
We are continuing to take 107 Steps to Victory Project sponsors until the dedication of the Statue to help with future Raider Red projects. The plaques honoring the Step Sponsors in the Bell Tower and the Alumni Association will be hung in conjunction with the Statue dedication. (NOTE: Sponsors name is not on the step.)