Capitol Hill High in Oklahoma City will announce a new mascot for its teams Friday. Guardians or Red Wolves will replace Redskins.
According to The Oklahoman, the cost of the name change will be about $230,000.
That figure includes uniforms and helmets, new signs and the replacement for anything else bearing the name. The school is hoping to offset some of those costs by auctioning off Redskins items and has talked to some of the Native American tribes in the state about making donations.
According to the Oklahoma City Public Schools as reported by The Oklahoman, the costs include:
* Athletic equipment: $87,766
* Facilities: $78,950
* Student clubs and organizations: $36,136
* Uniforms and spirit apparel: $20,000
* Transition costs: $7,100
The district is hoping the mascot change becomes more than swapping equipment and uniforms.
“It is kind of a rebirth,” Keith Sinor, the Oklahoma City schools athletic director, told The Oklahoman. “My hope is that this is something that the community, the kids can rally around and create a new excitement.”