Sparky may be available to appear at your next event. He loves to socialize (although he does not speak) and is always ready to have his picture taken with fans. Of course, he has a very busy schedule so submit your request at least two weeks prior to your event. Keep in mind that he may not be available during scheduled academic breaks or during exam week. He is very busy at the beginning of semesters and is more likely to be available in the evenings and on weekends.
Sparky Appearance Requirements
A parking place close to the event or a ride to the event
A private place (not a public restroom) to dress and rest (10-15 minutes per hour to cool down and re-energize)
A secure location for his clothes and personal items; drinking water available at all times
Sparky gets at least 10 min break for every 20 min of appearance
Escort will need to communicate signals for breaks
When venue is hot Sparky gets rest as appropriate for weather conditions in an area where he can remove the head and cool down or have some refreshments as needed
The Events Department may refuse requests if the event or location is not suitable for Sparky. Sparky may cancel an event if he feels uncomfortable in the venue or the behavior of guests, if there is not a suitable place to change clothes and safely store their personal items, or if any other situation arises that makes him feel personally uneasy. If the Events Department must cancel an event due to illness, personal emergency, class issues, etc. of the Sparky assigned to an event, and a replacement cannot be found or if we must cancel due to weather, you will be contacted as soon as possible.
By submitting the Sparky Appearance Request form, you acknowledge your agreement with and acceptance of our policies. Should a Sparky be able to fulfill your request you will receive an email with Sparky's cell number and e-mail. If there are problems in fulfilling your request we will work with you to see if a date or time change is possible.