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Griff Gives Back

For the second year, pet lovers are invited to contribute to a “Griff Gives Back” pet food drive in conjunction with the contest and lottery. Follow the progress of the campaign on Griff's Twitter and Instagram @DrakeUgriff.

Last year the pet food drive, hosted by Drake’s live bulldog mascot Griff, raised more than 5,000 pounds of food for the nonprofit Pet Project Midwest.

Donations of adult dog and cat food are accepted on-site at the contest and lottery, or by mail: 

Drake University
attn: Griff Gives Back
2507 University Ave.
Olmsted Building— Postal Operations
Des Moines, Iowa 50311

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