Fans can buy Bearcats' Belk Bowl helmets
Logo on Belk Bowl helmet

Dec. 27, 2012

The football helmets worn by the Bearcats in the 2012 Belk Bowl will be made available to UC fans. The new-look helmets will go for a $1,000 special contribution to UCATS, the proceeds of which will be earmarked for an enhancement of the strength and conditioning program which will benefit all 18 sports.

The Bearcats took the field in Charlotte in a red carbon fiber helmet with black C-paw and claw mark logos, UC’s first time in a red helmet since the 1982 season. UC worked with Hydro Graphics Inc., an Oregon based water transfer printing facility which utilized its proprietary HydroSkin® system of finishing to create the unique design.

There is a limited supply of the game-worn helmets and they will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The $1,000 special contribution is separate of any current giving commitments. The special contribution does provide UCATS priority points and a portion of it will be tax deductible.

To make this special contribution, contact Katie Pavel in UCATS at or by calling the main UCATS office number at 513-556-4884.