Georgia Southern University and Leopold’s Ice Cream partner to create True Blue ice cream
Georgia Southern University and Leopold’s Ice Cream have partnered to create True Blue ice cream, which will make its official debut at Georgia Southern’s Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro. The Office of Alumni Relations will give away 2,000 cups of True Blue ice cream at the game, compliments of Leopold’s and Eagle Dining Services.
Film producer, former Paramount Pictures Vice President and Distinguished Armstrong Alumni Award recipient Stratton Leopold (‘64) and his wife, Mary, own and operate the iconic ice cream shop and downtown Savannah staple. Founded by Stratton’s Greek immigrant father and uncles in 1919, Leopold’s has been hailed as one of the best ice cream spots in the country by Travel & Leisure, Forbes, Thrillest, Food and Wine, Saveur, Martha Stewart Weddings, USA Today and The Travel Channel, among others. Leopold’s is also a longtime, active supporter of educational initiatives in the region.
“We are excited to partner with Georgia Southern,” said Stratton. “Education is one of cornerstones of what we believe in and to have a partner such as Georgia Southern is an honor.”
The True Blue flavor features Leopold’s handcrafted lemon custard ice cream filled with whole blueberries and toasted almond slices. The ice cream’s colors are a direct nod to the history and coming together of Georgia Southern’s multiple campuses.
“Following this weekend’s launch, the True Blue ice cream flavor will be sold on campus and Leopold’s will donate a percentage of True Blue ice cream sales to alumni scholarships,” said Director of Alumni Relations Wendell Tompkins. “We are grateful to Leopold’s for their partnership and ongoing commitment to education.”
The True Blue ice cream will be available for purchase in Statesboro at GUS Mart in the Russell Student Union and the IT Building, as well as Armstrong Campus’ Student Union.
“Leopold’s Ice Cream is woven into tradition in our community,” said Mary. “We love participating in our community, especially when it has to do with education. That is our platform. It’s very humbling and special to be a part of Georgia Southern’s legacy and we look forward to returning a portion of the True Blue ice cream sales to alumni scholarships.”
True Blue ice cream will also be available at Leopold’s Broughton Street parlor in Savannah and online for shipping across the U.S. at LeopoldsIceCream.com.
Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 27,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.