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Griff joins Drake Choir for Singing Valentines fundraiser

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

While the Drake Choir serenades, this pretty pup may give your loved one a smooch. Griff is available to accompany Singing Valentine deliveries this year.

This Valentine’s Day, the Drake Choir has an offer that turns any romance into puppy love. Drake University’s live bulldog mascot, Griff, has agreed to turn on the charm for the choir’s annual Singing Valentines fundraiser.

Lovebirds can treat their significant others with a song, roses, and—for the very first time—a dapper bulldog, at any location in the Des Moines metro area on Wednesday, February 14.

Four different Singing Valentine packages are available, including:

  • True Romance—one rose and a song, $30
  • Cupid’s Favorite—six roses and a song, $45
  • Hopeless Romantic—one dozen roses and a song, $65
  • Bulldog Ballad—available only to Drake students and delivered to campus locations, a single rose and song, $10

A visit from Griff costs an extra $25. (He can’t carry a tune, but he loves to pose for photos.)

Griff and the gang are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for deliveries in Des Moines metro cities including West Des Moines, Clive, Johnston, Windsor Heights, and Urbandale.

Deliveries are also available in the evening from 5:30 to 8 p.m., including to the additional cities of Ankeny, Altoona, Waukee, and Norwalk; but unfortunately, Griff will be napping during those evening hours.

To order a singing valentine, visit, or call 515-271-3024. Orders must be placed by February 9. All proceeds support the Drake Choir’s May 2019 international tour.

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