Frankie the Friar is the official mascot of the Saint Francis University Red Flash. The University's original friar mascot debuted in 1983 and has been a mainstay at SFU athletics events ever since. The current rendition of Frankie first appeared during the 2009-10 athletics season.
The large friar-looking creature standing next to head basketball coach Kevin Porter is not necessarily a new Red Flash recruit, rather, he is the original Saint Francis College mascot. Donning a red habit and size 19 sneakers, the mascot was created by Otto Bruno of Creative Critters in Warminster, PA. He arrived on campus in time for the 1983-84 school year and since then has been greeting new students and old, parents, faculty and staff, and visitors to the College. He has been a smashing success at numerous on-campus events, and equally successful in his off-campus debut to generate enthusiasm and enhance school spirit. And in just a few months on the job he had done exceptionally well in that category.
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