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Lion Man mascot presented by BBU`1 e.V. and Museum Ulm

One of the most spectacular discoveries of Ice Age archaeology makes the step into real life. The Lion Man mascot stands for a joint project of the Museum Ulm and the basketball club BBU ’01 e.V.. The aim is to build a bridge between sport and culture and to inspire children in particular for both.

Museum director Dr. Stefanie Dathe: “The imaginative cooperation with the BBU ’01 e.V. has resulted in the Ulm Lion Man mascot. We are very happy about this! The figure stands as an ambassador for our concern to bring art, culture and sport together in a playful way. As extracurricular meeting places, we – in the Museum Ulm as well as in the Orange Campus – would like to have an impact on society with our offers, promote interdisciplinary learning, intercultural identification and joint action. Our Lion Man mascot is intended to arouse fun, enthusiasm and curiosity. It should invite exchange between families, young people, children and our cultural and sporting institutions and encourage people to discover their own creativity.”

At the same time, Germany’s second-largest basketball club is finally getting its own mascot. The Lion Man figure playfully combines the worlds of sport and art. The mascot will be used at events of the Museum Ulm as well as by the BBU ’01 e.V.. On the one hand, it stands for the liveliness of the Museum Ulm and, on the other hand, for the firm roots of the BBU `01 e.V. in the region. Board member Andreas Oettel: “There is no more fitting symbol of our close ties to our homeland, so we are delighted that we, together with the Museum Ulm, have been able to bring this striking ambassador for movement, community and fun to life. The figure is often interpreted as a human being who acquires the strength and courage of a lion – this fits in perfectly with sport and the original is also a little bit orange.”

BBU`01 board member Andreas Oettel is looking forward to the projects with the Museum Ulm: “Art and sport are important parts of our culture, and with our joint mascot, this unique, 40,000-year-old treasure of our past is connected with the future of many young people. Moreover, I am sure that the cuddly guy will go down well with the whole diversity of our club at the OrangeCampus, young, old, big, small, with handicap, without, in a wheelchair or pedestrian.”

At the second largest basketball club in Germany, with over 3,000 members, more than 1,000 players train under professional conditions at the OrangeCampus in Neu-Ulm. In the past season, the club won two German youth championships for the first time. The club also activates thousands of children and young people for the areas of sport and team play through its cooperation with around 40 schools in the Schools League, AG offers and the mini-offensives.


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