Mizzou Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel has been busy this summer—whether it’s playing paintball with the team, preparing his players for the upcoming season or shooting a brand-new commercial for Tigers on the Prowl.
Coach Pinkel met local news anchor Jim Riek at KOMU to shoot a commercial to promote its “Tigers Unleashed” event, which will take place in July. At the event, ten talented local artists will unveil the life-sized tiger statues that they were granted $250 each to construct. Afterward folks can vote for their favorite creations and make donations to the 11 charities that Tigers On the Prowl supports.
“Tigers Unleashed” will take place July 11, after which the statues stand guard at several locations around town. On October 3, the tigers will be the main attractions in a charity auction. Last year’s Tigers on the Prowl raised $47,000 for local charities, and the tigers were featured at the Boone County Fair, the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, University Hospital, and more.
“Tigers Unleashed” will take place at the Columbia Mall, and the Tigers on the Prowl auction will be held at The Crossing Church.