Hudsonville man on Outback Bowl mascot mission

Ottawa County

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Hudsonville native is hoping people will help him out on social media to achieve his dream.

Jake Sievers, a Hillsdale College student, wants to the Bloomin’ Onion mascot at the 2020 Outback Bowl. He has tweeted Outback every day this year in an attempt to reach his goal.

Now, he says that if he gets 10,000 retweets on a tweet posted Friday, it will happen. As of Tuesday, he was more than halfway there.

==Above, Sievers talks about his effort to become the Bloomin’ Onion.==

On Tuesday, Sievers told News 8 he was inspired to become the mascot after watching the Outback Bowl with his mom.

“Some people work out, some people run a marathon. My New Year’s resolution: I’m going to be the Bloomin’ Onion. And so then it just started from there,” he said.

He added he’s a fan of the popular Outback appetizer.

“It’s delicious,” he said. “It’s so good.”

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