Our Mascot, Champ

When you visit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt you may see a 6-foot tall plush dog dressed in a red and white striped shirt. That is our floppy-eared mascot, Champ, who visits our patients and visitors, keeping their spirits up and often delivering special gifts.

If you see Champ around the hospital or at a special event in the community, be sure to give him a hug and get your photo taken with him.

Champ Facts

  • Height: 6 ft.
  • Weight: Underneath that big, fuzzy fur coat, very healthy!
  • Occupation: Safety advocate and dance instructor
  • Hero: Clifford
  • Best Friends: Children's Hospital patients
  • Favorite Food: Veggie-flavored dog bones
  • Favorite Place: Children's Hospital
  • Favorite Song: Who Let the Dogs Out and BINGO
  • Favorite Movie: Homeward Bound
  • Favorite TV Show: Blue’s Clues
  • Favorite Color: Red
  • Favorite Sport: Ultimate Frisbee and red rover
  • Resides: 2200 Children's Way, Nashville, TN 37232