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The Spartan Spirit. Nothing signifies it more than Sparty, the most beloved, most recognized university mascot in the world. And he's a busy guy! Imagine wearing the same suit to more than 150 appearances each year! That's why Sparty needs a fresh outfit from time to time. But Sparty is one of a kind. There isn't a Big & Tall store that carries his armor - each suit is custom made and expensive. We take great care in designing every detail of Sparty's suit to meet the high standard of the Sparty legend.
While Sparty is seen at almost every athletic and alumni event, he appears even more often at hospitals, non-profit events, and elementary schools. Sparty has comforted terminal cancer patients, appeared at countless Spartan weddings, and has probably cut more ribbons than a dozen city mayors. To top it off, Sparty's literacy program has introduced tens of thousands of youngsters to the joys of reading and the magic of the Spartan spirit.
Sparty is the premier program, completely funded by donations, of the MSU Alumni Association's student organization, "The Association of Future Alumni" (formerly the Student Alumni Foundation). Only the generosity of alumni, donors, and friends make it possible for us to keep Sparty looking sharp.
Here's how you can help. A donation toward our 2013 Extreme Makeover: Sparty Edition can ensure that Sparty will be looking his best as he heads into another busy year. But time is short. To get Sparty ready for fall, we need to order his gear soon. Please make a donation and share this page with your friends today.