Olivet Nazarene University’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies (SGCS) and Indianapolis Colts mascot, Blue, announced today that he is going back to school to earn his Bachelor of Business Administration degree. To celebrate his educational endeavor, Blue and Olivet will host “Blue’s Back to School Bash” on Friday, Sept. 23.
Blue’s bash will take place at Olivet Nazarene University’s (ONU) Indianapolis Regional Center at 7302 Woodland Drive and is open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will feature food trucks, Colts in Motion, the Lombardi trophy, interactive games, and a chance to win Colts tickets. Blue will be selling his new book, “Blue’s Road Trip Through Indiana” and will be available from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. for photos and autographs.
“Blue has a proven track record as an outstanding organizational ambassador and a true mind for business as seen in his development of the Colts Mascot Program,” said Ryan Spittal, Olivet Vice President for Strategic Expansion. “Blue’s decision to go ‘back to school’ and earn his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with Olivet is an exciting opportunity for both the university and for the man behind the mask – Trey – as he finishes his education.”
Trey Mock has been with the Colts organization for more than a decade. Mock created the Blue persona from scratch, specifically for the Colts, after playing the mascot for Auburn University, the Atlanta Falcons and the Buffalo Bills.
Mock developed a mascot program for the Colts, which is unique to the team and employs two full-time staff members. The program isn’t just a game day pump up tool for the team — the mascot program does multiple appearances, educational events, and community outreach programs.
Through Mock’s partnership with ONU, the school will have a presence at several of Blue’s school shows and will feature unique content designed specifically for the university. Blue will also appear in Olivet advertising campaigns and events throughout the year.
"I’m a full-time dad, I’m a full-time husband, I’m a full-time mascot in the NFL, I don’t have a whole lot of time and Olivet makes it so easy to go back and get your degree,” said Trey Mock, Mascot Program Coordinator. “To be honest with you, without Olivet, I’m not sure I’d be able to go back and get my degree.”