Bearcat Friday: Ameriprise Financial Services

Feb. 27, 2012

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The University of Cincinnati celebrates this week's Bearcat Friday Winner!

The University of Cincinnati Athletic Department developed a way for campus offices and businesses around the country to join in on the fun and show their Bearcat spirit!

This week’s Bearcat Friday Winner is Ameriprise Financial Services! The Bearcat mascot took a trip to West Chester on Friday, February 24th to visit employees at Ameriprise Financial Services.

“Wow! What a great Bearcat week.  It started off with an outstanding home game victory by the UC basketball team over Louisville late Thursday night and a surprise office visit by the Bearcat himself for my birthday on Friday afternoon,” said Barry Shelley, Private Wealth Advisor for Ameriprise Financial. “That was the biggest birthday surprise I’ve had since I was a little kid and that was back when Oscar Robertson was leading the Bearcats basketball team. The Bearcat also brought me a bag full of surprises that made my birthday very special.”

Ameriprise Financial was founded in 1894 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For over 115 years, Ameriprise Financial has helped clients achieve their financial goals. With over 10,000 financial advisors and 2 million clients, Ameriprise is America’s largest financial planning company. For more information on Ameriprise Financial, please visit their website

How Does Bearcat Friday Work?

Sponsored by the UC Department of Athletics, UC Office of Trademarks, and the UC Alumni Association, Bearcats fans can participate in the fun and show support by signing up and wearing red and black on Fridays throughout the academic year. In addition to competing against other participating groups to show off your Bearcat spirit with pride, registering will make you eligible to win prizes for your group and maybe even get a visit from the Bearcat himself.



Register your business/group by clicking here. Random businesses will be selected to participate in Bearcats Friday and will be contacted if chosen.

Your business/group will receive a sign to display showing your support to our students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and that you are a proud member of Bearcats Nation!

For more information on how you can be a part of Bearcat Fridays, please contact Carla Lopez in the UC Marketing/Fan Development Office at 513-556-1081.