The 12th Boiler

Purdue fans go to great lengths to support their Boilermakers. And now there’s yet another way … by buying apparel from the 12th Boiler line.

  • For each 12th Boiler item purchased, the vendor makes a donation to the 12th Boiler Endowment fund. More than $85,000 has been designated to the fund to date.
  • Launched in fall 2008, the scholarship gets its name from the fact that there are 11 players on the field – fans (consumers) are the 12th Boiler.
  • The scholarship recipient is a member of the football team and selected by the head coach not only for his talent on the field, but also his leadership, work ethic and scholastic achievement.
  • Proceeds from the Ryan Kerrigan/12th Boiler Golf Outing support the program.

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