Capitol Hill High School to Auction Gear Featuring Old Mascot

Aug 7, 2015

Earlier this year, Capitol Hill High School in Oklahoma City retired its 88-year-old mascot: the Redskins. And tomorrow the school will be auctioning off pieces of the legacy.

More than 200 items-- from band uniforms to 30-year-old athletic uniforms -- will be available at the auction this Saturday in the Capitol Hill High School Cafeteria, located at 500 SW 36th Street in Oklahoma City.

Registration for the event begins at 8:30 a.m. and the actual bidding starts at 10:00.

Proceeds will help pay for the transition costs to the new mascot-- the Redwolves. The name change came after local Native American groups called the Redskin an offensive term-- and the school board quickly voted to change it. This move upset others who said the old mascot was dear to their hearts.

Students voted in the new mascot earlier this year.