Sister Jean keeps making history.
If international fame and playing a part in the Loyola Ramblers’ incredible 2018 NCAA Tournament run to the Final Four wasn’t enough, now the 98-year-old is taking over the merchandise world.
“We’ve been completely overwhelmed with the love for Sister Jean and her bobbleheads,” Phil Sklar, co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, wrote in a press release. “In just over 24 hours, a Sister Jean bobblehead has been sold to people in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada!! We hit 5,000 sold in just over 48 hours (that’s 107 Sister Jean bobbleheads every hour or 1.7 every minute).”
The bobbleheads are officially licensed by Loyola, are being produced in conjunction with the Loyola University Athletic Department and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each bobblehead benefit the Loyola Athletic Fund and the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Beating out the Clemson Football National Championship Bobblehead as the HOF’s best seller, 30 Sister Jean bobbleheads were bought by just one person.
Sixty-three percent of orders have come from outside of Illinois, proving just how big of a story Sister Jean has become around the country and world.
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