Robert Boudwin

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For over two decades Robert Boudwin was better known as Houston Rockets mascot “Clutch the Bear,” which was a character he created in 1995. In addition to performing at over 1,500 games and 6,000 shows across the world in 12 countries he served as a content creator in the engagement economy helping to build the Rockets brand through in-game experience, grass roots marketing initiatives, community investment projects, creating an on-line presence & social media strategies.

He authored 7 children's books & was producer of popular school shows reaching over 1.2 million elementary students at over 2,100 shows. Boudwin was a 2006 inductee into the Mascot Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, 2 time NBA Mascot of the Year & a Houston Chronicle Hometown Hero in 2014. In the summer of 2016 Robert opened his own Marketing Consulting & Public Speaking Practice with the NCAA, Harris County Houston Sports Authority & Sam Houston Race Park being just some of his clients. Philanthropically he is best known for his work with organ donation awareness having run the Houston ½ Marathon twice in the full Clutch mascot costume promoting the cause and serving on the Corporate Board of Directors for Life Gift since 2014. He is a member of Leadership Houston Class XXXVI having graduated in June, 2018 & gave his first TEDx Talk in in 2017. Robert was proud to join the UH Athletics Team as the Assistant Athletics Director of Marketing & Game Presentation in May, 2018 & continues to serve several other clients on the side as well as speaking regularly! He resides in Spring, TX with his children, 2 sets of twins.