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Spiro is turning 1 – come celebrate

Spiro, the UNCG Spartan mascot, will celebrate his first birthday on Jan. 15, 2012, at the women’s basketball game. Come help celebrate.

The Spartan mascot was first introduced decades ago. The new iteration of the mascot, who was named Spiro last semester in a naming contest, is turning one year old.

The women will host Georgia Southern at 2 p.m. but the party starts when gates open at 1 p.m. Spiro will have a pregame birthday bash for kids 12 and under in the hospitality area in Fleming Gym. The birthday bash will feature other local mascots, a balloon artist, a Spartan cake and free UNCG goodie bags for all kids in attendance. At halftime, the UNCG all-girls a cappella group Seraphim will perform a birthday serenade to Spiro and fans. Kids 12 and under attending the pregame party are free but must RSVP to wrhoneyc@uncg.edu or by calling 336-517-7939 by Jan. 13 at 5 p.m.

Spiro Spartan is on Facebook. You can “like” his page to find out more about the UNCG mascot.

For more information, visit www.uncgspartans.com or see Facebook at UNCG Athletics.