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Welcome to the Penn Pals Kids Club!

Pennington is excited to invite all George Fox University Bruin fans age 12 and younger to join the Penn Pals Kids Club. It's a great way to meet our Bruin coaches and athletes, to see Bruin athletic events for free, to spend time on a university campus at a young age, and to have fun with friends!

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Who is Pennington?

Pennington is the mascot of the George Fox University Bruins. He's a brown bear who's far from fearsome, reflects the traditions of George Fox in the clothes he wears, and is a familiar face in the local community. Most importantly, he's the Bruins biggest fan! Pennington is playful and friendly -- an expert high-five giver, always photogenic, and loves to play games.

What do you get in a yearly membership?

  • Your own Penn Pals club card with your name on it.
  • A Penn Pals t-shirt and a George Fox button.
  • 6 free tickets (per membership) for your family to come to Bruin athletic events ($60 value). Penn Pals who wear their t-shirts get into all games free!
  • An incentive program with lots of fun prizes.
  • A new pen pal! Pennington loves to get letters and emails from his Penn Pals and he always writes back.
    • George Fox University
      Attn: Pennington Bear
      414 N Meridian St #6069
      Newberg OR 97132

Sign Up!

Follow this link to submit your information and payment information for the Penn Pals Kids Club. Each membership is valid for the school year. 
Cost: $11.50/year per membership. For questions, call 503-554-2134.



Message From Pennington

Hi Penn Pals!
It's me, Pennington Bear, and I have a special announcement for you all. This is a lot of information, so bear with me. 

New Incentive Program

I am starting a Penn Pals incentive program that includes fun new additions, including a Penn Pals punch card, a Penn Pals section at sporting events, and awesome prizes! Starting Friday, Jan. 3, a booth will be set up at specific basketball games for you to sign up another Penn Pal and get your punch card initialed.

Pennington's Appearances

Check out the graphic below for specific dates on where the Penn Pals seating section and booth will be, and when I will be making appearances. You won't be able to miss me. :)

The seating section will be clearly labeled in the stands. My hope is that you sit together with other Penn Pal members and help me cheer on our Bruins!

The Punch Card

Attached is a downloadable punch card to print out and bring to the games you attend. They can be any athletic event of your choosing through the end of the year. Just make sure to stop by our booth during the basketball games listed below to have a student worker initial it! Once the spring athletic season begins, we will have another schedule posted.

How It Works

With every two events you attend, you will get another free general admission ticket to add to your six for signing up for the year. Once you fill out the entire punch card, you will receive a limited-edition Pennington Bear stuffed animal! Supplies are limited, so make sure to get your card turned in as soon as you complete it. 

Follow @iampennington on Instagram for fun updates and special events throughout the year to earn more punches on your card!

P.S. If you refer a friend to sign up for Penn Pals, the first square on the card is on us!